Economist Nirvikar Singh joins panel of experts

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Professor of economics Nirvikar Singh has joined a panel of experts convened by the government of Punjab to oversee the revival of the state in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Singh is one of 20 industry and economic experts recruited to join the "Group of Experts," which will be headed by economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia. The group has been charged with drafting a comprehensive revival plan that will cover short- and medium-term action plans, including a fiscal management strategy and other policy measures designed to revive the state in the aftermath of the crisis.

The group's initial set of recommendations is due by July 31, with additional reports expected by September 30 and December 31.