AUGUST 1 - 8, 2022


About the Colloquy

The second edition of India Rural Colloquy brings together thought leaders, innovators, decision makers across People, Public, Private Sector inspiring, nudging, provoking action for Rural Transformation, supporting  intergenerational mobility aspirations across human endeavours. Colloquy draws inspiration from and commemorates history’s largest mass movement, India’s “August Kranti”. The Colloquy will surface and discuss big bet ideas, mega trends, inflexions and opportunities in our shared quest of bettering our “today” and shaping our “future” on all that matters for good and happy lives.


august, 2022

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Bharti Ramola

Independent Advisor
fmr Markets Leader, PwC India

Sanjiv Phansalkar

Sanjiv Phansalkar

Chair - TRIF
fmr Programme Director, Tata Trusts

Swapnil Shekhar

Swapnil Shekhar

Sambodhi Research; Senior Fellow, Development Intelligence Unit


Glimpses from 2021


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1st August, 2021, Sunday

Going Forward | Transforming Rural India

5:30 - 7:00 PM
2nd August, 2021, Monday

Gender Equality and Justice | Our Future

5:30 - 7:00 PM
3rd August, 2021. Tuesday

Women Collectives and Rural Economic Empowerment

5:30 - 7:00 PM
3rd August, 2021, Tuesday

Sustainable Energy Unlock Accelerating Rural Livelihoods

7:00 - 8.00 PM
4th August, 2021, Wednesday

Circularity and Profitable Agriculture : Way Forward to Resilience and Growth with Marginal Farmers

5:30 - 7:00 PM
4th August, 2021, Wednesday

Data Sciences for Improving Governance, Public Services Delivery

7:00 - 8:00 PM
5th August, 2021, Thursday

Future is Young! Harnessing Power of Youth Bulge

5:30 - 7:00 PM
5th August, 2021, Thursday

Reimaging Universal Health Access in Rural India

7:00 - 8:00 PM
6th August, 2021, Friday

Locality Development Compacts | Way Forward to Healthy Productive Habitats

6:30 - 8:00 PM
7th August, 2021, Saturday

Communication for Better Society | Forging Common and Engaging Uncommon

5:30 - 7:00 PM
7th August, 2021, Saturday

Technology for Rural | Connecting to New Economy and Quality of Life Services

7:00 - 8:00 PM
8th August, 2021, Sunday

Making of New Ruralscape | Opportunities, Justice, Empathy and Role of Society, Government and Market (Bazaar-Samaj-Sarkar)

6:30 - 8:00 PM

About TRIF

The man asking the question was R Venkataramanan, Managing Trustee of Tata Trusts; the woman, a farmer whose income had increased tenfold to Rs 2 lakh annually through her work in the self help groups (SHGs).
Practitioners and donors in development have increasingly realised the importance of adopting a multi-intervention or convergence approach. This article looks at why it hasn’t worked in the past, and explores what can be done differently now.
For Anish Kumar and Anirban Ghose, the two encounters bordered on the epiphanic. Kumar and Tata Trusts managing trustee R Venkataramanan were touring Jharkhand when they met a middle-aged woman in Tilladih in Gumla district.

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