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K J Alphons and Rajaneesh Dasgupta

InfraConclave 2018- A successive endeavour towards progressive infrastructure

New Delhi, June 16, 2018: After the success of the first edition of InfraConclave, the team brought the 2nd edition, InfraConclave 2018. It is 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.

Mr.Rajaneesh Dasgupta, the Director General, Association of Infrastructure Industry and InfraConclave speaker 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.”

Dr Ashok Jhunjhunwala and Manisha Jhunjhunwala  K.J. Alphons

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

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, we 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.

The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi once said “Good infrastructure has the potential to transform the nation”, and we followed his footprints.

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