Valedictory Address to IEC 2018 by Dr.M.S.Sriram

Dr. M.S.Sriram, Visiting Professor-IIM Bangalore & Distinguished Fellow at IDRBT- RBI delivered valedictory address to the 4th International Conference on “Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Emerging Trends” on November 24, 2018.  Dr.Sriram raised concern over the widening wealth gap in the society in the reform era, which is the major threat to the major threat to the growth sustainability. He strongly argued that, the faster the growth rate, the greater are the chances of taking something away from the future. He opined that, sustainability is all about extracting as much as we can replenish. Dr. Sriram also highlighted on how growth is always moving us towards exclusion from. The talk emphasised on the need for striking a balance between growth and sustainable development for the overall development of national economies.