Debate on ‘FDI in Retail: Will it benefit the Indian Farmer?’

The Debate focused on the proposed impact of allowing 51% FDI in multi-brand retail on agricultural production and the socio-economic condition of the Indian farmers.

The speakers/panelists were:

  • Professor Arpita Mukherjee, ICRIER
  • Arvind Singhal, Chairman, Technopak Advisors;
  • Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary General, Confederation of All India Traders
  • Dharmendra Kumar, Director, India FDI Watch
  • Rajinder Kumar Sharma, Chairman, APMC, Azadpur;
  • S. K. Sharma, Co-Chairman, Regional Committee on Food and Agriculture, CII
  • P. Muralidhar Rao; National Secretary, BJP
  • Nirupama Soundarajan, Additional Director, FICCI
  • Mohan Guruswamy, Chairman and Founder, Centre for Policy Alternatives, New Delhi

Moderator: Mr. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Senior Journalist

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Place: New Delhi
Date: 21st August, 2012