NIAS Discussion Meeting: "India and Blue Economy: A Maritime Strategy for Growth"

NIAS Wednesday Discussion Meeting

Topic: "India and Blue Economy: A Maritime Strategy for Growth"

Speaker: Mr. Adarsh Vijay

Intern, Int'l Strategic & Security Studies
Programme, NIAS

Chairperson: Prof. D. Suba Chandran

Professor, Int'l Strategic & Security Studies
Programme, NIAS

Date: 15th June, 2016

Time: 9.30 am

Venue: Lecture Hall, NIAS

All are cordially invited

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Abstract: The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) has been witnessing dramatic shifts at the economic and strategic dimensions. Blue economy as conceived by Gunter Pauli is capable of delivering manifold benefits for India. Apart from the achievement of a healthy ocean with higher productivity, it has serious implications at the foreign policy level.

Blue economy signifies a strategy for ocean exploitation by incorporating the principles of social inclusion, environment sustainability with innovative and dynamic business models. It embraces organic and renewable inputs as catalysts for the blue model. India is yet to have a sound policy on the prospects of blue economy.

The following questions need to be addressed: What are the components of Blue Economy for India? What is the "geographic" spread? Why should India push for blue economy? What are the economic implications for it? And how can India use Blue Economy as a soft power in its neighbourhood?

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016