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Drug Addiction and Abuse in India

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The panel delves into the complex landscape of drug addiction and abuse in India, focusing on the North-West regions. An exploration will be made into the multifaceted nature of addiction across demographics, examining socio-economic causes and associated costs. The panel also discusses the current government policies in a critical manner and suggest the way forward.

About the Speakers

Ravinder Kaur

Ravinder Kaur is a Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi. She has taught at the Delhi School of Economics and New York University prior to joining IIT Delhi in 1996. She has also worked in various capacities on various projects funded by organization of repute viz ActionAid, IDRC and SIDA. She is a consultant for various international organisations such as the World Bank, UNDP and UNFPA.

Her area of expertise are Sociology of Kinship, Marriage and Family, Urban Social Anthropology, Migration Studies, Gender Studies, Demographic Anthropology, Sociology of India, Social Change.

R.S. Ghuman

Ranjit Singh Ghuman is currently Professor of Eminence (Economics) at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Prior to that he was Nehru Chair Professor at CRRID, Chandigarh and Professor & Head Economics Department at Punjabi University Patiala. He has published extensively on issues having socio-economic bearing. Development economics, rural and agricultural development, emerging water scarcity, international trade, drug menace and economic transformation and human rights are some of his special areas of interest. He has also been on the various academic and administrative committees and councils of various universities and committees and commissions of the Government of Punjab.

Ishita Bharadwaj

Dr. Ishita Bharadwaj is currently working as Senior Faculty at Department of Psychology, North Campus, University of Delhi. currently working on socio-clinical facets of embodied self and sexualities in gender discourses. inclined towards alternative practices of teaching learning. committed towards rigorous qualitative inquiry on issues of power, silence & voices, psychic violence, existential concerns and reflexive research processes. Previous work Experience as Research Associate in a project on ‘Emotion and Cognition’ under Prof. rukmani Bhaya nair and prof. purnima Singh, IIT , Delhi ( 2010) and Worked as Assistant Professor in Ambedkar University(2010-2011). Dr. Ishita Bharadwaj is Currently guiding 4 research students for their doctoral work. Their work is in the area of insights into women and madness, challenges and concerns of identity and gender in marital context, issues of vulnerability in the experiences of women police officers. Have supervised 9 dissertation works so far. She is Gold medalists IN M.SC PSYCHOLOGY( BHU). Dr Ishita Bharadwaj is Engaged in the counseling centre of the Department ( MASATHA).

Dr. Ishita Bharadwaj Areas of Interest Qualitative inquiry, Culture and Psyche, Existentialism and Phenomenology, religion and spirituality, Gender discourses, self in indian thought, emotion and cognition.

Susanta Padhy

Susanta Padhy is Professor, Department of Psychatry, AIIMS Bhubaneswar. Susanta Padhy’s Area of Research Interest Severe mental Illness (SMI), Common Mental Disorder (CMD), Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Community Psychiatry, Mental Health Promotion and prevention, Spirituality and mental health. He is International Member of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), Life member, American Psychiatric association (APA), Life Member, Indian Association for Geriatric Mental Health (IAGMH), Indian Medical Association (IMA), National Academy of medical Sciences (NAMS). Susanta Padhy holds M.B.B.S from MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Odisha and M.D from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.