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Virtual Conference on “Act East Policy: Enhancing Trade Infrastructure and Connectivity in the North Eastern Region”

Saturday, March 20, 2021




12.00 PM: Inaugural Session

Welcome Remarks: Pramod Bhasin, Chairman, ICRIER

Brief Summary of Study: Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER

Keynote Address: Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (IC), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, GOI

Vote of Thanks: Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER


1.00 PM: Enhancing Trade Infrastructure and Connectivity in NER: Gaps and Impediments

Presentation by ICRIER


1.45 PM: Panel Discussion: Realizing the Potential of Act East Policy for Economic Development of NER

Moderator: Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER


Pratima Bhoumik, Member of Parliament
Laisam Simai, MLA, Nampong, Arunachal Pradesh
Rajat Sethi, Advisor, Chief Minister of Manipur

Sanjay Chadha, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, GOI
Jitendra Kumar Sinha, Principal Secretary to CM, Tripura
Gaigongdin Panmei, Financial Advisor, North Eastern Council, Shillong
Debajyoti Dutta, Secretary, Act East Affairs, Assam
Gurudas Das, Professor, National Institute of Technology, Silchar


3.00 PM: Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks


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