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National conference of legislators: To focus on development

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A two-day national conference of legislators, focusing on developmental issues, will start in the national capital on Saturday, Sumitra said on Friday.

The conference, themed "We For Development", will be inaugurated by in the

Hosted under the auspices of the Indian Parliamentary Group, the Conference aims to provide a platform to MPs, MLCs and MLAs from across the country to share their experiences, learn from each other's success stories, and develop a perspective on developmental issues in the light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Conference offers special opportunity to those delegates whose constituencies have greater possibilities and aspirations of development.

The topics to be covered in the conference includes roles of legislators in development process, and optimum utilisation of resources.

J.P. Nadda, Narendra Singh Tomar, Prakash Javadekar, Dharmendra Pradhan, Nirmala Sitharaman, of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, and opposition MPs Bhartruhari Mahtab of and Kalyan Banerjee of will chair the different sessions.

The valedictory session will be attended by and

An Exhibition on "We For Development" will be displayed by the and Archives, Secretariat in collaboration with and (DAVP) for the distinguished delegates on the Ground Floor of

"India, with more than 1.25 billion population, faces the challenge of financing and meeting the developmental needs of its growing population with limited resources.

"And over the years, the aspirations of the people to improve their standard and quality of living is ever growing. Therefore, it is increasingly becoming a challenge to ensure inclusive growth and holistic development," an official statement said.

The Secretariat had invited six MLAs from each state assembly, and three from state legislative councils. said some states have more MLAs participating.

However, a few states like Tripura, and Nagaland, which had just formed new governments and Telangana is not participating, the said.

In 2017, the first National Conference on "Women Legislators: Building Resurgent India" was organised under the auspices of the



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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 17:22 IST