Group from Harvard to visit CG soon to research on innovations in the state
CM to speak on “Caste and Politics in Democratic India”
Raipur, February 14, 2020
Bhupesh Baghel will be the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh to have been invited to deliver a keynote address in Harvard India Conference. It is a matter of pride for a tribal-dominated and agriculture oriented state like Chhattisgarh.
Although the chief minister has been invited to a discussion on the topic 'Caste and Politics in Democratic India', he will share his experiences on recent innovative initiatives in agriculture and allied sectors in Chhattisgarh with policy makers and researchers present there. He will also provide information on various other issues, including increase in purchasing power of the people of Chhattisgarh despite economic recession.
The researchers of Harvard University are so impressed by the state's ambitious scheme, Narwa, Garwa, Ghurwa and Badi scheme that they have expressed their desire to study and research on the scheme in the state. At the same time, the students in the university will research on how the optimum use of rain water is promoted through water management structures, resulting in recharging the ground water table.
It is noteworthy that in December last year, US Council General David Ranz visited Chhattisgarh, during which he had closely monitored the economic schemes of the Chhattisgarh government and had also inspected ‘Adarsh Gothan’. Last year in July also, US Ambassador to India Kenneth Ian Juster had visited Chhattisgarh.
Getting invited for a lecture from a prestigious institute like Harvard is a major achievement. The India Conference of Harvard University, one of the best educational institutions in the world, is held annually for dialogue, discussion etc. on contemporary topics related to India, in which eminent personalities from all over the world participate. The event is one of the world's largest forums for connecting people.
Harvard University in Boston is counted among the world's highest educational institutions. Many US presidents, Nobel laureates and famous personalities have studied at Harvard so far.