Special Correspondent

He will also lay the stone for the new campus of NISER

Tight security arrangements are being made for Prime Minister’s visit

Some 3,000 delegates from different parts of the country to attend

BHUBANESWAR: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate a three-day annual conference of the Indian Economic Association (IEA) at KIIT University here on Sunday. He would also interact with the prominent economists on the occasion.

Dr. Singh will also lay the foundation of the new campus of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) at Jatni, a few km away from the city that day afternoon.

The Prime Minister will arrive here before 11 a.m. and fly back to the national Capital before evening after attending the two functions, official sources said.

Tight security

Tight security arrangements are being made to make Dr. Singh’s visit trouble-free.

The 92nd annual IEA conference will be attended by about 3,000 delegates from different parts of the country. The event is being organised by KIIT School of Management of KIIT University.

Governor Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik would also attend the inaugural session of the conference. President of IEA C.H. Hanumantha Rao will also be present on the occasion.

The conference would have five broad central themes such as teaching and research in economics in India; global economic crisis and Indian economy; economic geography and development; structural reforms and agriculture, and aspects of development with special reference to Orissa.

The IEA is a registered body of economic professionals of the country. It organises annual conferences, special seminars and lectures by eminent persons of the profession. It has so far organised 91 annual conferences in different parts of the country.

The IEA, which is a member of the International Economic Association, currently has more than 3,000 members – both individual and institutional.