The State of Villages- #RuralRealities

A #WebPolicyTalk series by the IMPRI Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS)

The Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS) is carrying out a Panel Discussion series called The State of Villages- #RuralRealities

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The #WebPolicyTalks are conducted via Zoom webinars and streamed live on Facebook. The event videos are available on the IMPRI YouTube Channel. Recordings of the sessions are also available on the #WebPolicyTalk: Live at IMPRI podcast, on Spotify and Google Podcasts.

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The audience is composed mostly of policymakers, practitioners, researchers, faculty, and University and college students across India and other countries. 

The outcome of the deliberations is disseminated through various social media platforms and media outlets and is aimed at contributing to the future courses of action for policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and civil society organizations.

Below is the list of #RuralRealities events, along with links to the relevant details:

#RuralRealities – Events

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Panel Discussion
Rural Realities | Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages
May 5, 2021 | 4:00 PM
Panelists: Dr Yogesh Kumar | Shri Sanjay Singh | Ms Pratibha Shinde | Ms Maya Viswakarma | Ms Smarinita Shetty | Dr M R Seetharam | Dr Indira Khurana
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts

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Rural Realities | Rajasthan Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages
May 12, 2021 | 11:30 AM
Panelists: Shri Rajendra Singh | Dr Rajiv Gupta | Mr Maulik Sisodia | Ms Maya Vishwakarma | Dr M R Seetharam | Dr Upendra Singh | Dr Meena Kumari Sharma | Ms Sion Kongari | Dr Indira Khurana
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

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Rural Realities | Maharashtra Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages
May 13, 2021 | 5:00 PM
Panelists: Prof Vibhuti Patel | Dr Dhananjay Kakade | Dr Shailesh Dikhale | Dr Dhruv Mankad | Dr Arun Gadra | Ms Lata Bhise | Ms Seema Kulkarni
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

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Rural Realities | Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages
May 14, 2021 | 11:30 AM
Panelists: Prof Prakash Babu | Dr G V Ramanjaneyulu | Dr Donthi Narasimha Reddy | Dr P B N Gopal | Dr A Suneetha | Dr Varudhini Kankipati | Prof G Sridevi
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

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Rural Realities | Gujarat Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages
May 14, 2021 | 6:30 PM
Panelists: Mr Umashanker Yadav | Ms Hiral Dave | Ms Poonam Kathuria | Mr Rafi Malek | Dr Deepak Acharya | Ms Shushila Prajapati | Dr Mansee Bal Bhargava
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

Panel Discussion
Rural Realities | Bihar & Jharkhand Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages
May 15, 2021 | 10:30 AM
Panelists: Dr Shashi Bhushan Mehta | Dr Anamika Priyadarshini | Dr Gurjeet Singh | Urmila Kumari | Ms Smita Singh | Dipika Pandey Singh | Dr Sharad Kumari | Prof Nalin Bharti
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

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Rural Realities | Odisha Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages
May 15, 2021 | 6:30 PM
Panelists: Prof Surjya Narayan Tripathy | Mr Umi Daniel | Mr Malay Padhan | Mr Pratap Chandra Panda | Dr Pankaj Naik | Ms Swapna Sarangi | Dr Amarendra Das | Prof Bijayalaxmi Nanda | Dr Amalendu Jyotishi
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

Panel Discussion
Rural Realities | North East Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages
May 16, 2021 | 3:00 PM
Panelists: Prof Utpal K De | Prof Prithwis Bhattacharya | Dr Sunil Kaul | Sadam Hanjabam | Mrinal Gohain | Netaji Basumatary | Prof Manjit Das | Tirtha Prasad Saikia | Christopher Lun | Sonali Boro | Mallika Adhikari | Prof Sohel Firdous | Dokiu Kecham | Dr Paramita Saha | Prof Amitava Mitra
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

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Panel Discussion
Rural Realities | Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages

May 17, 2021 | 6:00 PM
Panelists: Mr Tikender Panwar | Ms Renu Thakur | Manshi Ahser | Dr P C Negi | Dr Anil Jaggi | Mr Shankar Datt | Dr O P Bhuraita | Dr Jitender Kumar Mokta | Prof Sas Biswas
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

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Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave | Union Territory | Puducherry
May 18, 2021 | 11:30 AM
Panelists: Dr T. Arun | Dr M Ramachandran
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

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Rural Realities | Uttar Pradesh Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages
May 19, 2021 | 3:00 PM
Panelists: Prof Amita Singh | Khalid Chaudhry | Neelam Verma | Vivek Awasthi | Sanjay Singh | Lenin Raghuvanshi | Saurabh Lall | Saurabh Singh | Dev Pratap Singh | Sandeep Abasaheb Chavan | Dr Heera Lal
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

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Rural Realities | Punjab and Haryana Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages
May 19, 2021 | 6:00 PM
Panelists: Dr Indira Khurana | Dilpreet Singh Gandhi | Anjali Makhija | Amrita | Amarpreet Singh | Mahabir S Jaglan | Sucha Singh Gill | Baljinder Singh Saini | Parvesh Malik
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

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Rural Realities | Kerala Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages
May 20, 2021 | 3:00 PM
Panelists: Dr Nivedita P Haran | Prof Irudaya Rajan | Sriram Venkitaraman | Prof Vinoj Abraham | Mr Reni K Jacob | Mr T M Sathyan | Mr John Samuels | Dr Dilip Diwakar | Dr Sreenath Namboodiri
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

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Rural Realities | Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages
May 20, 2021 | 6:00 PM
Panelists: Dr Mrs. K. F. Kazmi | Dr Sanjay Singh | Dr Yogesh Kumar | Ms Abha Sharma | Mr Bhupesh Tiwari | Mr Rishi Mishra | Mr Bal Paritosh Dash | Dr Gajendra Singh | Mr Shyamasundar Yadav | Shri Rakesh Paliwal | Ms Anjali Noronha | Dr Anshuman Karol
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

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Rural Realities | Karnataka Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages
May 21, 2021 | 11:30 AM
Panelists: Prof Krishna Raj | Dr. Basavaraju R Shreshta | Dr. Priya Shanmugam | Mr Leo Saldanha | Mr Nitesh Kumar Jangir | Dr Purnima Madhivanan | Dr Nazrul Haque| Dr M R Seetharam | Dr Jyotsna Jha
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

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Rural Realities | Tamil Nadu Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages
May 22, 2021 | 5:00 PM
Panelists: Prof R Mangaleswaran | Prof G. Palanithurai | Dr S Sathiyababu | Mr D Kotteswara Rao | Dr Sundaresan Chellamuthu | Mr. Subramania Siva | Dr K Kolandaswamy | Dr Samuel Thomas | Ms Esther Mariaselvam | Shri P Arularasu | Mr Reni K Jacob | Mr Elango Rajarathinam
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

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Rural Realities | West Bengal Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages
May 25, 2021 | 4:00 PM
Panelists: Mr Sankar Halder | Mr Chandan Kumar Maiti | Tanmoy Bhaduri | Mr Vikram Rai | Rajen Sundas | Dr Samir Kumar Das | Binayak Sundas
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

Panel Discussion
Rural Realities | Goa Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages
May 28, 2021 | 4:00 PM
Panelists: Dr Maria Aurora Couto | Dr Sabina Martins | Mr Kumar Kalanand Mani | Dr Albertina Almeida
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

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Rural Realities | Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh Practitioners’ Experiences in Tackling the Second Wave in Indian Villages
June 1, 2021 | 12:00 PM
Panelists: Tikender Singh Panwar | Sajjad Kargili | Tundup Nurbu | Pabitra Kumar Jena | Sajad Padder | Sehar Iqbal
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts
Media Coverage: Youth Ki Awaaz | Daily Mail India

Panel Discussion
Why India’s Villages Matter: Challenges and Possibilities
October 7, 2021 | 4:00 PM
Panelists: Prof Surinder S. Jodhka | Prof Santosh K Singh | Dr Mekhala Krishnamurthy | Prof Manish Thakur
Details: Event Page | Event Report
Watch: Youtube | Facebook Live
Listen: Spotify | Google Podcasts

Why India’s Villages Matter: Challenges and Possibilities

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