25th Annual conference of Madhya Pradesh Economic Association

Madhya Pradesh Economic Association (MPEA) Conducted Silver Jubilee Annual Conference on 14th and 15th of March 2015, which was coordinated by Regional Planning & Economic Growth Department of Barkatullah University, Bhopal along with Jagran Lakecity University's School of Commerce & Economics and School of Banking & Finance.

Day one of the conference was held at Barkatullah University where Padmbhushan Shri. M.N Buch (retired bureaucrat) and Prof. (Dr.) Anoop Swarup (Vice Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University) were present as the Chief Guest and the Special Guest in the inaugural function. The dais was shared by other eminent personalities and economists like Prof. (Dr.) H.S Yadav, Prof. (Dr.) Kanhaiya Ahuja (President MPEA) and Prof. (Dr.) Ganesh Kawadia.

The two major themes of the conference were 'Inclusive growth in the economy' and 'Agricultural Diversity in Madhya Pradesh'. While addressing to the audience the chief guest and the special guest touched upon the areas of realistic and radical economical development of the country, which in their opinion is not possible unless the growth in the economy is shared by all through equitable distribution of the wealth. Further it was also deliberated that growth and distribution are complimentary to each other wherein it is very important to differentiate the entitlement as well as the empowerment among the constituents of the growth. It was emphasized that, there is a dire necessity of inclusive growth and not only the capitalistic oriented growth.

Following the inaugural session, Three brain storming technical sessions were held on the said theme, where in around 40 research papers were submitted and 25 were presented by various economists & research scholars.

Second day of the conference was held at Jagran Lakecity University Bhopal, where two technical sessions were conducted on the theme of 'Agricultural Diversification in Madhya Pradesh'. A total of 30 research papers were submitted and 15 were presented. This was followed by the valedictory function where Prof. (Dr.) Anoop Swarup (Vice Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University) presided the session. The conference was concluded with the inputs from eminent personalities like Prof. (Dr.) Kanhaiya Ahuja (President, MPEA), Prof. (Dr.) H.S. Yadav, Dr. Sharad Tiwari and with a vote of thanks by Prof. R. Neesamoorthy, Registrar, Jagran Lakecity University.

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