The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and the Trivedi Centre for Political Data (TCPD), Ashoka University invite you to a virtual panel discussion on: Transforming Uttar Pradesh's Economy
- Avani Kapur, Fellow and Director, Accountability Initiative, CPR
- Harish Damodaran, Senior Fellow, CPR
- Ravi Srivastava, Director, Centre for Employment Studies, Institute for Human Development, Delhi
- Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive, CPR
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About the Discussion:
This is the second discussion as part of a series on the upcoming state elections in 2022.
Uttar Pradesh is one of the largest economies in India, home to 16% of India's population and ranked 3rd in terms of GDP. The Uttar Pradesh government has set an ambitious target of becoming a $1 Trillion economy by 2025. Over the past two decades, large-scale economic transformations have taken place, under varied political regimes, and with vastly unequal results. The uneven pace of economic transformation across Uttar Pradesh's sub-regions has led to important variations in the state's political and social development. This panel will take stock of how the recent transformations in Uttar Pradesh's agriculture, social policies and the general macroeconomic trajectory of the state have impacted people's lives.
About the Series:
The CPR-TCPD Dialogues on Indian Politics brings together academicians, policy and political practitioners, and civil society actors to grapple with important social and political issues in India. It provides a forum for intellectually rigorous, non-partisan commentary to strengthen public discourse on politics in India. This dialogue series is an effort to understand the changing dynamics of Indian political parties, the impact of new and emerging social movements and the use of new instruments of mobilisation in our polity.
The CPR-TCPD Dialogues is curated by the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and the Trivedi Centre for Political Data (TCPD) at Ashoka University. Founded in 1973, CPR is one of India’s leading think tanks, providing rigorous policy research on a variety of issues. Founded in 2015, TCPD is among India’s most well-respected institutions working with political data, providing data-driven research, policy work and journalism on India’s political life by producing and disseminating in open access scientifically collected and treated political data. The CPR-TCPD Dialogues leverages the unique strengths of these two institutions to provide rigorous and innovative commentary on India’s social and political challenges.
The event is held in partnership with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS), a German-based foundation working in South Asia and other parts of the world on the subjects of critical social analysis and civic education. It promotes a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic social order, and aims at present members of society and decision-makers with alternative approaches to such an order. Research organisations, groups working for self-emancipation, and social activists are supported in their initiatives to develop models that have the potential to deliver social and economic justice. The work of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, South Asia can be accessed at www.rosalux.in.