“Impact of COVID 19 on Indian Economy and Policy Responses”- 29 August 2020

ABHYUTTHANA FOUNDATION TRUST organized its first  webinar on “Impact of COVID 19 on Indian Economy and Policy Responses” on 29 August 2020.

The webinar was inaugurated by Shri  H R Khan, former Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India. Shri Khan described the COVID 19 as a Black Swan event for the mankind. COVID 19 has caused a massive health challenge and  adversely affected the economy globally. He lauded the initiatives of Abhyutthana Foundation for organizing such a timely webinar.

Dr Barendra Kumar Dhal, former Principal Adviser, Monetary Policy Department, RBI and Shri Braja Mohan Mishra, Former Chief Economist , RBI made very impressive presentations on the imopact of COVID 19 on the Indian economy  and way forward.

At the outset , D Mishra , Convener of the Webinar welcomed the guests and participants ; highlighted the objectives. The participants were : bankers, financial experts, academicians, students of business school. Eminent economist and academicians : Prof Bhaves Sen, DR RC Mohanty, former professor Utkal University, Dr Ranjan Bal, former PG Council Chairman, Utkal University and  Prof  Samaresh Mohapatra, Professor ,OUAT actively participated. There was a lively question & Answer session.

Shri H R Khan in the concluding session shared his ideas about the way ahead. As there was a lot of discussion on Migrant Labourers, their plight and impact on state economy, he suggested to organize webinars in collaboration with the State Government and other stake holders.

The Webinar ended with Vote of Thanks by Siladitya Choudhury/RC Das, Advisers.

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