Sustainable Development: The School of Business Studies and Department of Commerce of the Central University of Karnataka, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, organised a two-day national conference on the important subject of “Sustainable Development and Planning 2013” on the main campus of the Gulbarga University on September 6 and 7.
More than 120 papers on the topic were presented by scholars from different universities and higher centres of education and research in the country.
The conference was inaugurated by social scientist R.S. Deshpande, former Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.
He traced the history of the development process in independent India and set the tone for the deliberations in different technical sessions. The papers submitted covered planning, agriculture, industry, technology, regional growth, political economy, language, environment and gender equity for sustainable development.
The meet brought together scientists and other stakeholders to discuss the latest scientific advances in the field of sustainable development and highlight the developments in managerial strategies and assessment tools.
Conference Director M.V. Alagawadi said that inclusive and sustainable development was one of the important challenges before the planners. There was a need for continuously evolving appropriate plans and strategies to meet the needs of the present and future generations.