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South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration

Project Steering Committee Profile

Dr. Kirit Parikh

Dr. Kirit Parikh

(PSC Chair 2012-13) Chairman, IRADe, India

Email: kparikh@irade.org

Phone: +91-11-26676180/81

Ext: 131

He is Chairman, Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe), New Delhi and former Member, Planning Commission, Government of India

He is Former (Founder) Director (Vice Chancellor), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai – An Advanced Research Institute. He was honored with Padma Bushan by the President of India in March 2009. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India. He was a Member of the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) of the Prime Ministers of India, Atal Behari Vajpayee, P.V. Narasimha Rao, Chandra Shekhar, V.P.Singh and Rajiv Gandhi. In the past he had also been a member of the National Committee for Environmental Planning & Co-ordination, the National Committee on Science and Technology and the Fuel Policy Committee. He had been president of The Indian Econometric Society and Gujarat Economic Association. He is on the governing board of many development research Institutes in India. He has also been Chairman of some of these. He is the Chairman of the Indian National Committee (India NMO Committee) for the India-IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) Programmed to name a few among his achievements.

Dr Kirit S. Parikh has a Doctor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree Economics from MIT, USA.