Chief Guest

Shri. Jai Ram Thakur

Hon'ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh (Chief Guest)


Shri. Jagat Prakash Nadda

Union Health Minister

Shri. Suresh Bhardwaj

Education Minister

Shri. Vipin Singh Parmar

Health and Family Welfare Minister

Shri. Govind Singh

Minister Forest, Transport, Youth Services and Sports

Shri. Mahender Singh

Irrigation & Public Health Minister

Shri. Sunil Ambekar

Social Worker

Shri. Anurag Thakur

MP Loksabha

Prof. V. K. Malhotra

Secretary ICSSR

Prof. Badri Narayan

Director, GBPSSI

Shri. Sanjeev Sanyal

Principal Economic Advisor, MoF

Dr. Omkar Rai


Advaita Kala

Indian Author

Prof. Rajendra P. Gupta

Advisor: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare

Prof. S P Bansal

Indira Gandhi Haryana State University, Meerpur, Rewari, Haryana

Dr. Omesh Kumar Bharti

Padam Shri
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Shri. Vikrant Shukla

VP Ecommerce, Netsmartz

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about the conclave

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The nation is gradually moving forward in several sectors. However, there are some domains where India still lags behind. One of these categories is the unequally distributed developmental benefitsamong the states of India. While states like Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra etc. have achieved thetitle of highly industrialized and developed states, northern states are still struggling for the basic infrastructure. But the issue is not limited to northern states. India being of a diverse nature not concluding just in terms of culture but topographyas well. A large part of the country is part of the Himalayan region where developmental needs are somewhat different. These states, including Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and other North-Eastern states are the land of uncanny and pristine natural beauty and present exceptionally high literacy rates, however other developmental indicators, remain surprisingly low.

A sustainable model for the development of these states should be based on taking up a holistic approach which is flexible enough to adjust and adapt according to the time and situation and therefore, can go a long way to address the issue which these states are facing. In this context, the Center of Policy Research and Governance proposes to organize a two-day conclave on
'Sustainable Development Models for the Hilly States in the Emerging New India'

Under the presence of Eminent Economists, Political Scientists, Council of Ministers, Policy Makers and the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh himself, we are going to have discussions covering the following themes:

Development: Human, Ecology and Sustainability
Education and Health in Hilly States: The journey so far
Technology and innovation in Himalayas: Scope and opportunity
Infrastructure: Exploring alternatives
The importance of culture and history in Himalayas
Tourism: Exploring the less explored

about cprg india

Shimla Conclave: Development of Hilly States Today's and Tomorrow 'Development Models for the Hilly States in Emerging New India'

Center of Policy Research and Governance is an organization of inquisitive brains from all walks of life with a high level of experience in the field of research, agriculture, management, and policy framing. It has published several types of research on various fields including governance, social issues and economic policies. The organization mainly works in four broad areas such as economic policies, social policies, regional development, and governance.

Our Organization was established in the year 2016 with the hope of creating a better India by developing the research potential of the budding talent in the field of policy making. It envisions a society which is free from the barriers of inequality and injustice. All our work is directed towards giving a voice to the voiceless, power to the powerless and to establish a thought process which depends upon the values of Liberty and Freedom.


Dates: 2nd and 3rd March, 2019.
Venue: Peterhoff Hotel, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

2nd March, 2019
3rd March, 2019
Time Event
11:00 am to 1:00 pm Inauguration Ceremony
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Lunch
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm Session 1: Development: Human, Ecology and Sustainability
4:15 pm to 4:45 pm High Tea
4:45 pm to 6:00 pm Session 2: Education and Health in Hilly States: The journey so far
6:00 pm to 6:15 pm Tea
6:15 pm to 7:30 pm Session 3: Technology and innovation in Himalayas: scope and opportunity
7:30 pm Onward Cultural Program followed by Dinner
Time Event
10:00 Am to 11:15 am Session 4: Infrastructure: Exploring alternatives
11:15 am to 11.30 am Tea
11:30 am to 12:45 pm Session 5: The importance of culture and history in the Himalaya
12:45 pm to 02:30 pm Lunch
02:30 pm to 03:45 pm Session 6: Tourism: Exploring the less explored
03:45 pm to 05:30 pm Concluding Session