St. Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangalore, The Departments of Economics and Political Science conducted ICSSR sponsored two-day National Conference on Agrarian Distress and Environmental Issues and Policies on 10 and 11 March 2020. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. H.C Sharatchandra ,former Chairman Karnataka State Pollution Control Board,Karnataka which was followed by the keynote address by Prof. Venkatachalan,RBI chair, Madras Institute of Development Studies Chennai. Sr. Dr. Jeswina A.C Principal ,St. Agnes College presided over the program, The Administrator – Sr. Carmel Rita and the Convener – Sr. Dr. M. Venissa A.C. Prof. Chandramohan Marathe organizing secretary were also present.

Mrs Gayatri BK compeered the Inauguration. While addressing the gathering regarding the problems related to agrarian distress Dr. HC Sharatchanda said “even today agriculture is the major source of revenue but we have seen a steady decline in this sector due to inadequate distribution of resources”. And concluded by saying that ” as consumers we need to stay connected and care for our farmers”

Mr. Ashwath Hegde,founder and Managing Director ENVY Green Bio Tech Pvt Ltd Bengaluru was the Chief Guest for the valedictory programme held on the 11th March 2020. Ms. Sonal D’Souza assistant professor of economics hosted the event.