InfraConclave 2018- A successive endeavour towards progressive infrastructure

K.J.Alphons, Minister of State (IC) for Tourism, India & Rajnesh Das Gupta, Director General, Association of Infrastructure Industry and InfraConclave

NEW DELHI: After the success of the first edition of InfraConclave, the second edition of InfraConclave 2018 brought an inclusive dialogue platform for engagement of stakeholders, policy makers and industry experts. The conclave was organized to initiate a discussion of ‘actionable intelligence’ and to give realistic solutions/action points to the Government for the development of country’s infrastructure. It was held on 15-16 June 2018, at New Delhi.

The conclave brought together industry’s brainy individuals, infrastructure stakeholders, distinguished people and experts from various fields such as power, airways, ports, railways, waterways, housing, sanitation, waste management, water, and urban transport to exchange knowledge, ideas and to contribute in nation building.

Rajaneesh Dasgupta, the Director General, Association of Infrastructure Industry and InfraConclave said “India is a developing nation and its economic growth is directly proportional to the growth of its infrastructure. Over the past few years, our government has taken several measures to strengthen the infrastructure. However, the Government believes that this nation-building process requires the efforts of all the stakeholders for better and speedy results. This was the guiding force behind our conclave. Through the engagement session, we sought to create ‘actionable intelligence’ so as to lend a helping hand to Government’s endeavors. I am glad that various distinguished figures of the industry joined us and reinforced the initiative. I am also thankful to Honorable Industries and Commerce Minister of Haryana for supporting the initiative.”

Several visionaries and industry experts who participated in the event included K.J. Alphons, Minister of State (IC) for Tourism, India,  Dr Dinesh Arora, Director NITI Aayog, Dr Ashok Jhunjhunwala Principle Advisor, Minister of Railways, Government of India, Ashok Agarwal, Director & CEO of Essel Infra, Vineeta Hariharan, Mission Head, Ministry of Rural Development, Vinayak K Deshpande, Managing Director, Tata Projects Limited, and Sunil Jain, Hero Future Energies Pvt. Ltd. The state of Haryana was the ‘Partnering state’.

Just like the first edition, the second installment emphasized on chief components of infrastructure such as Urban, Rural, Core-Aviation, Rail, and Tourism, and Empower Infra Transformation.

The conclave aimed at economic, environmental, social, sustainable, integrated and all-inclusive development of the nation. To make it a success, the event reached out to the infrastructure stakeholders and invited them to be a part of this discussion. They then put forth the best ways or action plan for transformative infrastructure development. The discussion enlightened major issues and challenges faced by the people and delineated possible solutions. The focal point of the conclave was to build the nation and enhance the lifestyle of a legion of both rural and urban population. There was a healthy exchange of knowledge and innovative ideas throughout the conclave where several nation-changing notions were presented.

InfraConclave is an inclusive dialogue platform that accentuates actionable intelligence for India’s infrastructure development. Actionable intelligence refers to acquired intelligence that addresses real-life challenges and offers real actions with timely execution. InfraConclave is a firm believer of the fact that transformative approach to infrastructure can lead the country to sustainable development. The Government is also focusing on infrastructure development as it is behind the development of the country.

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