Friday, July 5, 2019

Talk on Socio-Economic Impacts of the Konkan Railway in India | 26 July at IIC

Socio-Economic Impacts of the Konkan Railway in India

Speakers: T. Jayaraman, professor, School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences;
Sreeja Jaiswal, PhD candidate, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
ChairKanika Jha Kingra, evidence impact manager, 3ie
Discussant: Vinay Vutukuru, senior agriculture and rural development specialist, World Bank.
Date: 26 July 2019 
: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
VenueLecture Hall 1, Annexe, India International Centre, New Delhi

About the Event: The Konkan railway is the biggest rail project executed in post-independence India. Operational since 1998, it traverses over 760km along the Konkan region of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka. The region is ecologically sensitive. Citizen groups had challenged building it based on predicted damage to local ecosystems. 3ie funded an impact evaluation that examined the socio-economic and environmental impacts of the Konkan railway. T. Jayaraman and Sreeja Jaiswal will present findings that offer important insights on its impact on migration and labour market outcomes and on local ecology.

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