Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Conferences & Workshops Details


Workshop on Studying Drivers of Agricultural Growth in selected Indian States

with focus on

Role of Agricultural Extension Systems


17th June, 2016 at the Maple, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi




– 10:00 am

Registration / Tea, Coffee

10:00 – 10:10 am

Welcome Remarks

Rajat Kathuria, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER

10:10 – 10:20 am

Opening Remarks

Purvi Mehta, Senior Advisor and Head of Agriculture, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation



10:20 – 10:50 am




11:00 – 11:20 am




11:20 – 11:40 am

Session- 1: Agriculture Growth in 6 selected States : Sources & Drivers

Chair : Jugal Kishore Mohapatra, Former Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development


Presenter: ICRIER Team (Ashok Gulati, Anwarul Hoda, Pallavi Rajkhowa, Ranjana Roy, Aastha Malhotra, Reena Kumari)



Discussants :

Amit Mohan Prasad, Former Principal Secretary, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh.

Bhallamudi Sridhar, Faculty Member, Bankers’ Institute of Rural Development



Open discussion

11:40 – 12:00 noon

Tea / Coffee Break

12:00 – 12:30 pm






12:30 – 12:50 pm




12:50 – 01:10 pm

Session – 2: Role of Extension in Agricultural Growth

Chair: Siraj Hussain, Former Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Visiting Senior Fellow, ICRIER


Presenter: ICRIER Team (Pravesh Sharma, Shweta Saini, Rohin Nautiyal & Suman Kumar Saurav


Discussants :

Rasheed Sulaiman, Director, Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy

Jasbir Singh Bains, Director (Agriculture), Govt. of Punjab


Open Discussion

01:10 – 01: 15 pm

Vote of Thanks

Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture, ICRIER

01:15 pm onwards



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