Prof Ashwani Kumar, Dean, School of Development Studies, TISS Mumbai
Prof. Louise Tillin, Director, King's India Institute, King's College
Prof. Roger Jeffery, Associate Director, Edinburgh India Institute, The University of Edinburgh
Mekhala Krishnamurthy, Senior Fellow, CPR
The panel discussion would focus on the different aspects of the sub-national welfare regime in India drawing upon three papers published in the latest issue of Territory, Politics, Governance. Prof. Tillin's paper focuses on subnational welfare regimes, Prof. Kumar takes a deep dive to understand front-line bureaucratic capacity, and Prof. Jeffery studies health capacity across states. The panelists would share the broad findings of their papers along with some reflections on the future trajectory of welfare regimes across Indian states.