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Karnataka@100: A Vision Document for 2047

IIMB and CII staff during the release of Karnataka@ 100: A vision document for 2047.
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Bengaluru: The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) released the ‘Karnataka@100: A Vision Document for 2047’ at the IIMB campus earlier this week. The vision document aims at shaping the future of Karnataka, and was jointly released by IIMB Director Prof. Rishikesha T Krishnan and Mr. Ramesh Ramadurai, Managing Director of 3M India Ltd and former Chairman of CII Karnataka State Council. According to the release, the document emphasizes decentralisation, investment in primary education, healthcare and R&D, green ecosystem building and development, and, beyond the city of Bengaluru.

Mr. Ramadurai emphasized that the document’s themes are centered around sustainability and innovation. In his welcome address, IIMB Director Prof. RT Krishnan said, “It is an invitation to all stakeholders of Karnataka from citizens to policymakers, from academia to the business community, to join hands and come together to build a green ecosystem in Karnataka, that shall put our state at the frontier of the global economy.”

Prof. Anil B Suraj said: “We have worked on 14 themes in this document. For instance, Karnataka was the first state in the country to implement Panchayat Raj and we have highlighted various aspects of governance in this report..”. Whereas, Prof. Shanker Subramoney, from the Finance & Accounting area at IIMB, said: “…For the report, I focused on the Manufacturing sector, and in our conversations with stakeholders in the sector, we saw the need for more decentralization and transparency, development of clusters and skill development. In Hospitality and Tourism, we found there is not enough investment and there is a serious shortage of skilled workers. The Govt. needs to recognise this sector, which generates a huge level of employment in the state (11 per cent), as an industry. The Tourism sector has excellent think-tanks which have shared great ideas for development. These recommendations have to be taken seriously.”

The launch of the ‘Karnataka@100’ vision document is expected to generate fruitful conversations and inspire action towards a prosperous, equitable, and sustainable Karnataka, the release said.

The Vision Document , Karnataka@100, has been co-authored by Prof. Jitamitra Desai, faculty, Decision Sciences; Prof. Prateek Raj, faculty, Strategy; Prof. Anil B Suraj, faculty, Public Policy; and Prof. Shanker Subramoney, Finance & Accounting. Contributors include Prof. Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director, IIM Bangalore and faculty of Strategy; Prof. Arnab Mukherji, faculty, Public Policy; Prof. Trilochan Sastry, faculty, Decision Sciences; Prof. R Srinivasan, faculty, Strategy, and Dayasindhu N, Co-founder and CEO, itihaasa Research and Digital, and alumnus of IIMB’s Doctoral programme.

 

 

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