#TheIndiaDialog Conversation: Getting to the Green Frontier

Thu May 25th 2023, 8:00 - 9:00am
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US-Asia Technology Management Center

#TheIndiaDialog Conversation | Zoom

US-ATMC Director Dr. Richard Dasher and the Institute for Competitiveness’ Honorary Chairman Dr. Amit Kapoor host the monthly online seminar series, #TheIndiaDialog Conversation. This series is a continuation of The India Dialog summit, an annual conference that addresses the transformations of India’s economic and social landscape. On May 25th, Dr. Dasher and Dr. Kapoor will be joined by special guest, Mr. Jayant Sinha, Member of Parliament, Government of India on “Getting to the Green Frontier: Net Zero Development Model for India”.

Mr. Jayant Sinha is a second-term Member of Parliament from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, India. As Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance, Mr Sinha leads the 31-member Parliamentary panel that has oversight of the Ministries of Finance, Corporate Affairs, Statistics & Program Implementation, and the NITI Aayog. In addition, the panel has Parliamentary responsibility for the Reserve Bank of India, the Securities & Exchange Board of India, the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board, and the Insurance and Pension regulatory authorities. Mr Sinha is very active in Parliament, having opened the debate on India’s Annual Budget on multiple occasions. In the 2021 Budget session, he introduced the Climate Change (Net Zero Carbon) Private Member Bill 2021. Previously, Mr Sinha served on India’s Council of Ministers from 2014 to 2019, first as the Minister of State for Finance and then as the Minister of State for Civil Aviation. During this time, Mr Sinha gained wide recognition as an innovative and results-oriented policymaker with singular successes ranging from piloting the legislation that brought in India’s game-changing bankruptcy code to establishing India’s sovereign wealth fund to privatizing multiple airports. As Aviation Minister, he was instrumental in upgrading safety and security across India’s fast-growing aviation system. He launched the UDAN Regional Connectivity Scheme, which expanded the number of operational airports in India by 50% in just three years. Mr Sinha also implemented several major digital initiatives, such as the DigitalSky Drone policy and the DigiYatra digital traveller program. Prior to his career in public service, Mr Sinha was a Partner at Omidyar Network and the Managing Director of Omidyar Network India Advisors from 2009 to 2013.