14th Thinkers and Writers Forum

14th Thinkers and Writers Forum


The 30th Skoch Summit  was organized with the underlying theme of “Reforms 2.0
on 18th-19th September 2012 at New Delhi. The key content of the summit is as follows:

  • Institutional Transformation
  • Markets
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Pensions
  • Tax Administration e.g GST, DTC
  • Land Acquisition
  • Infrastructure and PPPs
  • Participatory Democracy
  • Electronic Governance
  • Social Sector
  • Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Urbanization
  • Energy
  • FDI in Closed Sectors
  • Economic Policy
  • Agriculture
  • Rural Development
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Equal Opportunities
  • MSME
  • Conditional Fund Transfers
Given the Summit framework, Skoch Development Foundation called for papers from domain experts, practitioners and academicians for the “Thinkers & Writers Forum” was held on 19th Sep 2012 at New Delhi that provided an opportunity to the authors to present their papers to an elite gathering of delegates.

All the authors whose final papers were selected and they got a complimentary invitation for attending the Digital Inclusion Awards ceremony.

Selected papers from the Summit will also be considered for publication in “Inclusion,” a quarterly publication of Skoch Media or any other publication as deemed fit by the organizers.



S/N Presenter Title of the Paper Catagory
1 Dr Bijay K Swain International Experiences of Financial Inclusion Through Effective Delivery of Rural Credit  Financial Inclusion
2 Dr Gursharan Singh Kainth Are Disparities in Indian Agriculture Growing ? Governance
3 Dr Saaisutharshan Tribal Patient Counselors In Public Health Systems – A Mile Stone In Health Service Delivery  Social Inclusion
4 Mr V P Raghavan India’s Transition to knowledge economy : Opportunities & Challenges – The way Forwards 21st Century  Digital Inclusion
5 Dr Veerashekharappa Impact of Reforms in Short Term Cooperative Credit Structure : A Case Study of Andhra Pradesh Financial Inclusion
6 Dr Vighneswara Swamy Banking Sector Reforms 3.0 for India – Policies, Approaches and Challenges  Financial Inclusion
7 Mr Arvind Giriraj Corporate Governance: examining india as a financial democracy and the legal framework corporate governance  Governance
8 Mr Bibhuti Bhushan Challenges for Marginal and Small Holders in Indian Agriculture  Governance
9 Mr Brij Raj Challenges in SME Financing : Developing Alternatives Financing Sources  Financial Inclusion
10 Mr Jatinder Singh Reforming Education – The Technology Outreach  Governance
11 Mr Mahesh Gohel m-Governance : Rajkot Experience – A Case Study  Urban Development
12 Mr Manoj Kumar Mishra Rationalization of Centrally Sponsored and Central Sector Scheme  Governance
13 Mr Prashant Kumar Mishra Foreign Direct Investment in Closed Sector  Governance
14 Mr Santanu Sengupta Effective Conditional Cash Transfers as A Tool for Development : An Indian Perspective.  Financial Inclusion
15 Mr Susanta Kumar Panda Electronic Governance in Education : A Study on Odisha e-Counseling  Digital Inclusion
16 Dr P K  Bandgar Challenges Before MSMEs After Globalization  Governance
17 Mr Ramachandra Bhatta Land Rights, Rural Poor & Industrial Development : A Case Study of Coastal Karnataka  Governance
18 Dr R C Srivastava Food Production Planning for Food Security at District Level in Remote Areas – A New Concept  Social Inclusion
19 Dr Pradip Dey Mainstreaming Traditional Knowledge Essential for Boosting Agricultural Production and Conservation of Natural Resources in The Face of Climate Change  Social Inclusion