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President Pranab Mukherjee lighting the lamp to inaugurate the ASSOCHAM summit on Livelihood Security of India Realizing the Vision for 1.3 Billion Indians in New Delhi on November 03, 2014
President Pranab Mukherjee lighting the lamp to inaugurate the ASSOCHAM summit on Livelihood Security of India Realizing the Vision for 1.3 Billion Indians in New Delhi on November 03, 2014

New Delhi, November 03, 2014 (News Team): The President of India Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a Summit on Livelihood Security Realizing the vision for 1.3 billion Indians organized by ASSOCHAM at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi today.

Speaking on the occasion President said that there is a compelling need to provide livelihood security to those in the lower rungs of the socio economic ladder. Additionally there is a binding obligation to realize the dreams of the aspirational generation of young Indians. All these when India with 2.4 percent of the world’s geographical area has seventeen percent of its population pose formidable challenge. At this Meet he anticipated an honest appraisal of issues concerning livelihood security and expects solutions that will guide policy makers.

President said that livelihood security is incomplete without the provision of social security. To make a decisive change in the livelihood security of Indians, the challenges are many and time limited. But he was certain that with the combined efforts of all stakeholders government, industry, non-governmental agencies and the community at large. We will be able to extend to our countrymen enormous livelihood prospects. The industry can create mechanisms for income opportunities and capacity building under CSR initiatives mandated by the Companies Act of 2013. He expressed the hope that the Summit would discuss issues threadbare and make recommendations in the right perspective.

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