22nd Thinkers & Writers Forum


We have organised  the 39th Skoch Summit with the underlying theme of “From Dole To Development” on 20th – 21st March 2015 at New Delhi. The key content of the summit is as follows:

  • GST: Creating a Unified Indian Market
  • Smart Cities Smarter India
  • Digital India Developed India
  • Health Governance & Technology
  • Financial Plumbing for Developed India
  • Swachha Bharat Swastha Bharat
  • Education: Digital Content & Consumption
  • MSMEs-Awakening the Animal Spirit

Given the Summit framework, Skoch Development Foundation calls for papers from domain experts, practitioners and academicians* for the 22nd Thinkers & Writers Forum held on 21st March 2015 at New Delhi that will provide an opportunity to the authors to present their papers to an elite gathering of delegates.

Authors can avail a grant-in-aid of up to INR 5,000 only to write and present the research papers during the Forum. We also invite you to engage in interactive discussions, participate in additional sessions, and, most of all cultivate partnerships for development.

Please note that only original papers which have not been published previously or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. The authors of selected papers must accept to grant the copyright of the papers to the Summit organisers for the use of papers or parts thereof in any of Skoch publications.

The authors of selected final papers must confirm their presence through the 39th Skoch Summit and present their paper at the 22nd Thinkers and Writers Forum. At least one author of each accepted paper (in case of joint paper) must be registered for the 39th Skoch Summit to be eligible for presentation at the Forum.***

Apart from a review by a distinguished Jury, the paper(s) will also go through a peer review during the Forum. The author(s) may be asked to update the paper(s) and re-submit, if required. This would be followed by final selection of papers to be considered for publication in the Indian Journal of Inclusive Growth.

*Students and Research Scholars are not allowed.
** Accommodation and Grant-in-Aid is available to primary author (in case of joint papers) only. Accommodation will be provided on a twin-sharing basis after confirmed participation by the author/presenter.
*** This is a pre-requisite to present paper during the Thinkers & Writers Forum and for being eligible for the Grant-in-Aid.

Applicable for Resident Indian Nationals Only

List of Papers Presented:

S. No Author’s Name & Designation Title of the Paper
1 Dr. Sanjay Tiwari, Professor, Haryana School of Business Economy of Sanitation and Hygiene: Perspectives, Policy and Peripherals Download Paper
2 Mr. Vivek Pal, Senior Research Fellow, Anand Agricultural Univesity Livelihood Status Index: A District Level Approach for Poverty and Inequality Assesment in Gujarat Download Paper
3 Ms. Swati Sharma, Associate, YES Institute, YES BANK Innovative Financing Model for Smart Cities Download Paper
4 Mr. Arnab Bose, Assistant Vice President, Responsible Banking, YES BANK Information Collection and Dissemination for a more effective Swachh Bharat Campaign: methods and perspectives Download Paper
5 Dr. Iftekhar Ansari, Assistant Professor , N.R.E.C College, Khurja Digital India: Democratically Developed India Download Paper
6 Ms. Poulami Chakraborty, Lecturer, Kalna Government College, West Bengal Swachha Bharat Abhiyaan : is it a win – win situation for every stakeholder? Download Paper
7 Mr. Krishna Prasad Mukherjee, Veterinary Officer, Govt. of West Bengal Outcome Oriented Evaluation of Midday Meal Scheme: Scope of Digitalization to Raise Impact and Accountability Download Paper
8 Mr. Soumya Purkait, Project Director, ISGP Project, P&RD Department, Government of West Bengal GIS Technology Based Monitoring in Panchayati Raj Institution in West Bengal Download Paper
9 Dr. Archana Sinha, Fellow & Head, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi Saving Mothers and Newborns through Reformed Health Care: A Study of Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) in Uttarakhand Download Paper
10 Ms. Vineeta Nagar, Officer-CSR, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited Swacch Bharat Swastha Bharat – Role of Corporates and Universities towards a sustainable mission Download Paper
11 Mr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, Economic Officer, Programme Evaluation Organisation, Planning Commission Swachh Bharat: Past Experience for Future Plan Download Paper
12 Mr. Abhishek Sinha, Assistant Professor, Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management Community Crowd Funding – A tool to increase public participation in projects of national relevance Download Paper
13 Dr. Maria Dason, Senior Officer, Regional Forum SSDNR Innovative strategies for promoting cleanliness and enhancement of health -An analysis in India Download Paper
14 Dr. M. Govardhana Singh, Senior Accountant, THE DCA, ZAO, Central Board of Direct Taxes Digital India Developed India Download Paper