- By 2020 almost 80% of the pharmaceutical businesses will go online.
- 30,000 Jaipur women collect 6,00,000 kgs of waste every day.
- 58.7 lakh people have migrated from rural areas to Jaipur
- Annual Conference ‘Pradanya’ comes to an end
There are around 30,000 women working as waste collectors in Jaipur. These women operate from 3-4am every morning collecting almost 6,00,000 kgs worth of waste every day. This was informed by Founder, Paryavaran Mitra, Ahmedabad, Mr. Aashish Agrawal. He was speaking at the closing of the 22nd Annual Conference ‘Pradanya’ at IIHMR University today.
Also in the session ‘Rurban Challenges and Opportunities’ – Director, Contree Foundation, Mr. Gaurav Khandelwal said that by breaking gender and social comparisons, technological access, infrastructural development and better governance problems of rapid rurbanisation can be combatted. Co-founder and Executive Founder of Ajeeveeka Bureau, Mr. Rajeev Khandelwal said that about 58.7 lakh people have migrated from rural areas to Jaipur. These are seasonal workers who are driven out, due to the distress of systematic collapse of the agricultural sector and lack of essential health and educational infrastructure. The session was chaired by Professor, IIHMR University, Dr. Anand Venkatesh.
Earlier in the session ‘Analytics, Mobility and the Cloud’ –Former Vice President of Marketing, GSK, Mr. Salil Kalianpur said that the Pharmaceutical industry is at the stage of ‘Digital Preparedness’ wherein they have recognised the need to digitalize. The only missing element is the need to realise that customers will engage when a compelling need for the same is created. According to the Gartner Report by 2020 almost 80% of the pharmaceutical businesses will go online. Professor of IIHMR Delhi, Dr. S.N. Sarbhadikari said that there is a need to connect various concepts and build a decision support system. This system will aid in analysing the explosion of digital information and gain intelligence from the same. The session was chaired by Professor, IIHMR University, Dr. Anoop Khanna.
This was followed by the Valedictory and Closing Ceremony. Associate Professor, IIHMR University, Dr. Seema Mehta giving a summarisation of the event said that, there were 5 technical sessions, 16 keynote speakers, 18 paper presentations, 19 poster presentations and 400 delegates who participated. Chairman, IIHMR University, Dr. SD Gupta said that Pradanya provided the students a great opportunity to know the future. It was a wonderful learning opportunity for the students. The learnings from the sessions will help the students in solving complex problems and inculcate leadership skills. Pro-President, IIHMR University, Dr. P.R. Sodani congratulated all the students for the effort put into the success of the event. The vote of thanks was extended by Member of Organizing Committee, Dr. Sandesh Kumar Sharma.