Webinar by USOL
The theme of webinar was “migration, reverse migration of labour and covid 19 pandemic: challenges and strategies”
Chandigarh: University School of Open Learning, Panjab University organized a webinar in collaboration with Indian Association of Economics on the theme “Migration, Reverse Migration of Labour & Covid 19 Pandemic: Challenges and Strategies on Wednesday.
Many eminent speakers shared their views on this theme that shook everyone’s collective conscience and also triggered several issues and concerns. Prof. V.K. Malhotra who is President IEA & Member Secretary, ICSSR, New Delhi was the chief guest on this occasion. He elaborated on the Governmental Schemes like Ujjawala Scheme, Jan Dhan Scheme, Atma Nirbhar Package etc. and proposed that holistic, sustainable governance model with building upon our strengths especially manufacturing sector, pharmaceutical sector.
Other eminent speakers were Sarvesh Kaushal, IAS (RETD.); Prof. N. K. Taneja, VC of CCSU, Meerut; Prof. D.K.Madaan, Secretary IEA & Head School of Social Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala. Sarvesh Kaushal in his keynote address appreciated the efforts of the government of India in fighting Covid-19 and employment provision under NREGA. The eminent speaker converged on making villages self-sufficient, provision of employment opportunities at village town district level. Prof. D.K.Madaan introduced the theme of the conference on migration and reverse migration of labour and Covid-19 pandemic. Prof. Taneja in his special address stressed on the need to revitalize the village economy, rural transformation, enhancing the coverage of MGNREGA with productive activities.