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Workshop
Facilitating India’s Act East Policy: Assessing Gaps in Infrastructure at Land Customs Stations in the North Eastern Region of India

25th February 2021, Guwahati

 

Agenda

 

8:45 am- 9.00 Registration

 

9.00 am -10:00 am: Inaugural Session

Welcome Address and Introduction to Workshop: Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

Special Address: Rajeev Kher, Former Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, GOI

Keynote Address: Aditya Mishra, Chairman, Land Ports Authority of India, New Delhi

Guest Remarks: Gaigongdin Panmei, Financial Advisor, North Eastern Council, Shillong

Presentation of Study Findings: Pankaj Vashisht, Senior Fellow, ICRIER

 

10:00 am -11:30 am: Panel Discussion I : Border Trade, Connectivity & Infrastructure in the Context of India’s Act East Policy: Status & Gaps

Moderator: Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

 

Panellists:

P. Jawahar, Secretary, Department of Commerce & Industries, Mizoram

P. R. Khaund, Secretary, Department of Industries and Commerce, Assam

Parshant Kumar Goyal, Secretary, Department of Industries and Commerce, Tripura

Hage Tari, Secretary, Department of Trade and Commerce, Arunachal Pradesh

Kekhrievor Kevichusa, Commissioner & Secretary, Department of Industries and Commerce, Nagaland

L Bikram, Director, Trade, Commerce and Industries, Manipur

Winfred Warshong. Deputy Director, Department of Commerce and Industries, Meghalaya

Sumita Pradhan, Special Secretary cum Director, Department of Commerce and Industries, Sikkim

 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Panel Discussion II: Border Trade, Connectivity & Infrastructure in the Context of India’s Act East Policy: Potential & Impediments

Moderator: Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

 

Panellists:

Debdutta Nandwani, Lead Consultant, East India Trade Advisors, Kolkata

Habul Biswas, General Secretary, Agartala Export Import Association, Agartala

Toko Tatung, Secretary General, Arunachal Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Itanagar

Tenzing Tsephel, General Secretary, Nathula Border Trader Association, Sikkim

Charles Reuben Lyngdoh, Professor, Synod College, Shillong

NVR Jyoti Kumar, Professor, Mizoram University, Mizoram

 

Concluding Remarks

 

Lunch

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