RAJOURI: School of Management Studies and Economics (SMSE), Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU), Rajouri organised one day national seminar on ‘Policy Reforms & Economic Diversification in India’ here on Friday. Academicians, scholars and students from different universities of India registered for this seminar and presented their papers.
The aim of the seminar was to discuss on policies reforms and economic diversification keeping in mind the India as a developing nation and exchange new ideas.
Around 60 full length papers were received for the seminar from across India and were accepted and have been published as seminar proceedings book. The seminar was also be attended by all the students, HoDs and faculty members of SMSE, BGSBU, a varsity release read.
Keynote speaker, Chairperson at the Centre for Informal Sector & Labour Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Prof Santosh Mehrotra delivered a detail lecture on ‘The Indian Labor Market: A Fallacy, Two Looming Crises and a Tragedy’.
Prof Mehrotra in detail discussed and explained the demographic dividend of India, agricultural distress, and the escape to construction jobs grinding to a halt, the educated youth joining the labour force in growing numbers, educated girls and women face falling labour force participation rates. He also spoke on what the government can do about jobs and the Industrial and trade policy needed.
Vice Chancellor, BGSBU, Prof Javed Musarrat said that the underlying objective of the seminar was to analyse the impact of policy reforms and consequent economic diversification taken in India since opening up of economy. “With effective economic reforms, we can build a better, economically stable and healthier society,” he added.
Dean School of Management Studies & Economics, BGSBU, Prof Naseem Ahmed highlighted the policy reforms since 1947, however he stressed upon the major policy reforms post liberalisation of Indian economy. He said, “Some major interventions on part of government needs to be implemented for growth and development of the Indian economy as a whole.”