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Round Table on ‘Indebtedness Among Rural Households in Kerala’ at CUSAT

In Education
February 27, 2020

CUSAT Centre for Budget Studies will organize a Round table on ‘Indebtedness among Rural Households in Kerala’ in association with Centre for Socio-economic and Environmental Studies, Kochi at 10.00 am on 27 th February at the Conference Hall, Centre for IPR Studies, CUSAT.

The conference will focus on the theme ‘To achieve a joint understanding on the nature and magnitude of household indebtedness in rural Kerala and to identify next steps and possible avenues for interventions’. Dr. K.N. Harilal, member, State Planning Board, Kerala will deliver the key note address.

Dr. N. Ajith Kumar, Director, CSES, Dr. M.K. Sukumaran Nair, Director, Centre for Budget Studies, CUSAT, Dr. Rakkee Thimothy & Aswathi Rebecca Asok, Researchers, CSES, Dr. Minimol M.C, Associate Professor, Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, Kochi, V. K. Prasad, Director Board Member, KSFE, Dr. Sunil Puliyakot, Associate Professor, Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, Kochi, Dr. Alice Sebastian, Research Officer, RBI, Dr. S. Harikumar, Assistant Director, Centre for Budget Studies, K.C. Ranjani, Consultant, Habitat for Humanity, India, M.P Vijayan, Secretary, Palliyakkal Service Co-operative Bank, Experiences of “Muttathe Mulla” Scheme M. Purushothaman, Secretary, Rural Bank, Mannarkkad, Renjini S, Assistant District Mission Co-ordinator, Kudumbashree Mission and Sandhya Suresh, Chief Manager- Sustainable Banking, ESAF will lead various sessions with topics like Understanding rural indebtedness, Indebtedness among rural poor in Kerala, Micro finance institutions: Institutional mechanism to reduce indebtedness among rural households in Kerala, Loan utilization of self groups in Kerala, Microfinance sector: evolution, challenges and prospects, interventions of rural co-operatives: case of Palliyakkal, Rural indebtedness: Assessment and response of Kudumbashree and response of micro finance institutions to tackle rural indebtedness.