Amritsar, October 13 (Punjab Post Bureau) – The Department of Economics, Khalsa College for Women (KCW) today organized a national seminar on the “Challenges and Prospects of MSME and Underemployment’’. The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) sponsored one-day national seminar focused on the small scale industries contribution in the economy of Punjab.
Guru Nanak Dev University’s professor Emeritus Dr. Ranjit Singh Ghuman who was keynote speaker said that if we want to save the economy of Punjab, then the need to propagate and encourage the small scale industries was must. He said that the present time is challenging for big and small occupation but if we want to address the problem of rising underemployment we have to make drastic changes in economic policies of the state.
Khalsa College Governing Council honorary secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina meanwhile focused on the need to make reforms in the industrial policies of the state. He said the boost to small scale industries can trigger the economic upswing. On this occasion, the College principal Dr. Surinder Kaur along with Vice Principal Ravinder Kaur welcomed the guests and speakers.
In the technical session of the seminar, Assistant Professor Dr. Baljit Kaur said that the improvement of job market was must to while Dr. Swaraj Kaur pointed out the futuristic possibilities of industrialization of the border state of Punjab. In this session, about 20 research papers were presented by various scholars clarifying the subject. Explaining the significance of the seminar, Department of Economics of Punjabi University, Patiala Professor Dr. Anupama Uppal said that this topic is an important issue of the present era. Only such seminars can give a clear opinion about these issues and can prove helpful in finding suitable solutions. Dr. Jaswinder Singh thanked all the scholars. Dr. Niharika Mahajan managed the stage well.