Trade representatives, academicians, and economists to take part

Union Minister for Human Resource Development M.M. Pallam Raju will inaugurate a national seminar at Rajiv Gandhi College of PG and Professional Studies here on December 7.

College executive director G.V. Sunder and seminar director J. Chandra Prasad said the two-day event would reflect up different perceptions of people on FID in retail trade. The ‘East Godavari Declaration on FDI in retailing’ would be released. It would be submitted to the government as popular opinion for further action.

“Trade representatives, economists, academicians, political leaders, and general public will take part. It is going to be pragmatic discussion,” Prof. Prasad said.

Vice-Chancellors of eight universities, economics professors from 58 universities, eminent personalities from trade would participate. Eighteen MLAs from East Godavari and Ministers were also expected to participate.


  • East Godavari Declaration to be released and submitted to government

  • Rajiv Gandhi College of PG and Professional Studies is the venue