Exploring the potential of public-private partnership

 Telangana | Written by : Suryaa Desk Updated: Mon, Feb 06, 2017, 12:16 PM

Jayesh Ranjan, IT Secretary, Government of Telangana, said there were some obvious limitations for the government to effectively contribute and implement programmes in the public-private partnership, though it has all the resources to do so.

“We need to have a strong bond with a community to make any programme successful and for scaling the impact. For instance, as regards the prevention of school dropouts, we should achieve intensive mobilisation of people of various walks of life. The Kakatiya Sandbox is a good platform to share ideas and find solutions to certain problems confronted by the society,” he added.

He was taking part in a debate on ‘Public Private Partnerships for Scaling Impact’ organised by the Kakatiya Sandbox as part of its Development Dialogue-2017, here on Sunday. The debate on the topic involved all the stakeholders. The panel aimed at capturing the potential of public-private partnerships in the context of the State of Telangana.

Krishna Reddy of Care Hospitals, Ramji Raghavan from Agastya International and Anjini Kochar, a research scholar in economics at Stanford Centre for International Development participated in the debate. Naveen Jha from Deshpande Foundation acted as the moderator.The DD-17 began with the keynote address by Desh Deshpande, founder of Hubbali Sandbox in Karnataka. Raju Reddy, co-founder of the Kakatiya Sandbox, and others participated too.