Chidambaram to inaugurate national editors' conference tomorrow

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 07:00 hrs

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram will inaugurate a two-day national editors' conference on social and infrastructure issues here tomorrow.

The conference will deliberate on crucial policy decisions, success stories and achievements of the Government.

The various sessions during the two day duration will be addressed by ministers and key officials representing the core social and infrastructure ministries of the Government.

Union Ministers of Rural Development, Communications and IT, Women and Child Development, Minority Affairs, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation will address the various sessions of the conference.

Senior officials from Railway Board and Ministry of Labour and Employment and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting are also expected to address the conference.

The conference will be attended by leading representatives of the regional press comprising of senior editors and chief of bureaus along with local beat correspondents covering the sessions being addressed by concerned ministries.

The interaction is expected to provide a platform to the media representatives to understand the implementation of crucial policy decisions in the social and infrastructure sector. It will also provide an opportunity for the various ministries to understand the limitations / gaps from a media perspective on the implementation of schemes and programmes. About 70 editors / journalists are likely to attend the conference.

The two-day deliberations are part of Press Information Bureau's effort for enhancing information dissemination at the regional level as an outreach strategy.

The focus will be on development issues that has promoted inclusive growth across the country. The conference is a continuation of PIB's endeavour of organizing the national deliberations as an annual event on the social and infrastructure sector.

Over the last few years, the Press Information Bureau has organized the conference on similar lines at Aizwal, Srinagar, Guwahati and Puducherry. (ANI)

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