Oxford IHD Conference New Delhi June 13th 14th

The final symposium of the ESRC-DFID funded project on Technology, Jobs and a Lower Carbon Future - Methods, Substance and ideas for the Informal Economy (the case of rice)  took place on 13th-14th June 2013 at the India International Centre, New Delhi, organised by the Institute for Human Development.

It covered two years of (field) research across eleven knowledge fields and involved a network of researchers in 6 Indian institutions.

The conference was inaugurated by the Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Science, Mr Jaipal Reddy and Prof Yoginder Alagh, the former Minister and economist.
On the science front, Rajendra Pachauri the Nobel peace prize winning chair of the IPCC chaired the final session. Representing the bureaucracy: Dr T Chatterjee IAS, former environment secretary.

Planning and Policy: Prof Abijit Sen of the Planning Commission and Prof S Hashim, former Member.Journalism: Praful Bidwai.
Informal Economy: Prof Jeeemol Unni, Director, IRMA Ahmedabad
Labour and Civil Society: Nagraj Adve, Climate Justice Network
Agriculture: Prof. Ramesh Chand, Director, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi
Rice: Dr T K Adhya, Director, Cuttack Rice Research Institute
and 50 others.

Links to the Programme and the Conference Book are below.

Please contact indianstudies@area.ox.ac.uk for further details.