India Economic Summit to address policy implementation

November 11th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Pranab Mukherjee New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Implementation of key policies, especially related to infrastructure and skill development, will be the focus of the Nov 14-16 India Economic Summit being organised here by the World Economic Forum in cooperation with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

“While India has tremendous potential to sustain a high-growth and inclusive economy, it needs to get from words to action by keeping up with crucial reforms and addressing the country’s poor infrastructure,” Sushant Palakurthi Rao, director and head of Asia at the World Economic Forum, said here Thursday.

The theme of this year’s summit in New Delhi is “Implementing India”. “The theme reflects our objective to highlight the concrete actions which must be executed across India’s rural and urban areas to sustain progress over the long term,” said Rao.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and several other policy makers, government officials and business leaders are expected to address the summit.

“The summit will showcase remarkable resilience of the Indian economy and implementation priorities ahead,” said Chandrajit Banerjee, director-general, CII.

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