By C-DEP Team
Speaker after speaker highlighted the many benefits of asset monetisation for unlocking funds that can be spent on scaling up existing infrastructure and building new ones at a roundtable discussion organised by the Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research (C-DEP) in New Delhi on Monday.
Held at IIT New Delhi, participants agreed that monetising underutilised assets could help in accelerating India’s growth.
Besides discussing the merits of asset monetisation, the discussions at the roundtable also explored how digital tools and services can help in monetising assets by enabling efficient data management and analysis. Speakers stressed that digital tools can help in making informed decisions based on accurate information, facilitate asset valuation and optimisation, streamline administrative tasks, and increase efficiency in transaction processes.
The roundtable brought together a diverse and distinguished panel of senior government officials from various ministries, private sector experts, academics, and other key stakeholders.
Among the participants were Mr Rajat Kumar Saini, CEO and MD of National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Ltd, Mr Manish Chadha, joint secretary in Ministry of Commerce, Dr. Sanjeev Deskhmukh and Dr. P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan of IIT Delhi, Mr GVL Satya Kumar, CMD of Centre for Railway Information Systems, Mr Vikash Chandra, Team Leader of Smart Cities Mission under Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Mr N.V. Subbarayudu from Airport Authority of India (AAI), Mr Anurag Jain from NHAI InvIT, Mr Siva Kumar Natrajan from India Post Payments Bank, Dr. Sandip Chaterjee, Senior Director (Cyber Laws and Data Governance) and Mr P.K. Roy, Director at Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
The discussions were moderated by Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya, president, and founder of C-DEP.
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