PM to inaugurate India Economic Summit today

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New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is scheduled to inaugurate a three-day India Economic Summit in New Delhi today that is being held in the backdrop of the global financial crisis.

The Summit agenda will focus on how to ensure India's aspiration to emerge as one of the world's four largest economies by 2020, skill development, financial empowerment of the poor and development of the female talent.

This year's summit has set a new record for total participation with over 800 leaders from the industry, the government, the civil society and the academia from over 40 countries are likely to take part in the summit.

The theme of the summit is "India's Next Generation of Growth."

Union Cabinet Ministers Anand Sharma, Murli Deora, P Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal and Kamal Nath are expected to address the Summit.

The Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia is also expected to address the Summit.

Besides, top business leaders Chanda Kochhar (ICICI Bank), Indra Nooyi (PepsiCo-U.S.), Shumeet Banerji (Booz and Company-U.K.) and Carlos Ghosn (Renault-France) will also participate in the event. (ANI)

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