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Conference to Inaugurate 
ICRIER’s Program on Capacity Building and Knowledge Dissemination on Urbanization in India
Preparing for the Urban Challenges of the 21st Century

31st August, 2012
Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Center, New Delhi 


10:00 am – 10:30 am: Registration
10:30 am – 11:30 am: Inaugural Session: Setting Out the Challenge
Mr Arun Maira,
 Member, Planning Commission
10:30 am – 10:45 am: Welcome and Introduction to the Programme
Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER
10:45 am – 11:05 am: Keynote Address by the Chief Guest
Shri. Kamal Nath, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development
11:05 am – 11:20 am: Discussion with participants
11:20 am – 11:30 am: Concluding Remarks by the Chair
11:30 am – 11:45 am: Tea Break
11:45 am – 1:30 pm: Session II: Unlocking Land Values
Dr. Sudhir Krishna, 
Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development
11:45 am – 12:05 am: Setting out the Theme:
 Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER and Project Leader
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Experiences from the States:
12:05 am – 12:25 pm: Mr. Navin Mittal, Special Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Andhra Pradesh
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12:25 pm – 12:45 pm: Mr. Aseem Gupta, Additional Municipal CommissionerMunicipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm: Discussion
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm: Concluding remarks by the Chair
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm: Lunch
2:15 pm – 4:00 pm: Session III: Land Use and Urban Transport
Mr. B. I. Singal,
 Director General, Institute of Urban Transport, New Delhi
2:15 pm – 2:35 pm: Setting out the Theme:
Professor Shivanand Swamy, CEPT, Ahmedabad 
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Experiences from the States:
2:35 pm – 2:55 pm: Mr S.P.S Parihar, Principal SecretaryUrban Development, Madhya Pradesh 
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2:55 pm – 3:15 pm: Mr.I.P. Gautam, Principal SecretaryUrban Development & Housing, Gujarat 
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3:15 pm – 3:45 pm: Discussion
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm: Concluding remarks by the Chair
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm: Launch conference Summary by Ranesh Nair
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