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CNBC TV18 in search of Ministers of Change in 4 states

Shereen Bhan explores India’s hotbeds of governance reforms, inclusive development and innovation.

June 15, 2011:

CNBC-TV18, India’s no. 1 business medium presents ‘Ministers of Change’, an exclusive series led by Executive Editor Shereen Bhan, that’ll focus on new models of development, inclusivity and reforms that have emerged in some of India’s largest and strategically critical states such as Gujarat, Bihar, Rajasthan & Orissa.

These states represent a remarkable story of growth and upheaval amidst tremendous challenges. At one end is Gujarat, a state that epitomizes Indian enterprise, which has made landmark moves in its developmental journey under Narendra Modi. On the other end is Bihar, India’s enfant terrible which has shown strong signs of progress and transformation, from the edge of despair to times full of hope and vigor under Nitish Kumar. Orissa is another interesting phenomenon, where Industrial progress and social development have the potential to uplift millions out of poverty and disease but only after it tackles the challenges posed by the threat of environmental degradation and displacement of communities. Rajasthan’s rise beyond its hallowed status as India’s tourist hotbed is another study in pragmatic leadership.

Through a mix of interviews and on-ground reportage, this documentary-feature will highlight social, developmental and business success stories from these states. The series will also showcase the views of various stakeholders —from the government, the bureaucracy and the private sector including leading voices such as Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group, Gurcharan Das, a renowned Author, Economist and Corporate Strategist, Yogendra Yadav, Indian Social Scientist and Ron Somers, President, U.S. India Business Council.

Speaking on the launch of the show, Shereen Bhan, Executive Editor, CNBC-TV18 said, “Ministers of Change is an attempt to go beyond the headlines & hype to understand what leaders are doing differently to drive change. We have looked at the various measures, innovations implemented by different State Governments to improve the public delivery system, bring in accountability, improve infrastructure and drive investment.”

While, Saket Saurabh, Head, Marketing, CNBC-TV18 said, “At CNBC-TV18, our focus has always been to deliver comprehensive programming on issues that impact business as much as coverage of business itself. Ministers of Change is an important series which underlines the fact that India’s economic growth and future is inextricably linked to the progress made by its states. Through perspectives from Chief Ministers and India’s leading policy and business minds, the series focuses on 4 key states, each uniquely representing a remarkable journey of innovation, reforms and growth, which have national implications”.

Show timings: Sat 9:30 pm, Sun 9 pm & Thur 7:30 pm

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