Securities Market Awareness Campaign (SMAC)
Barmer, Rajasthan, India, January 28, 2006

CUTS Centre for Consumer Action, Research & Training (CUTS-CART) is actively involved in the Securities Market Awareness Campaign (SMAC) with the support of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) since May 2004. Under the first and second rounds of the campaign, 10 workshops each were conducted in various remote areas of Rajasthan. The third round of the campaign, which was started in August 2005 and continue till April 08, 2006.

The eighth workshop, in the series, will be organised at Barmer, Rajasthan, India, on January 28, 2006. The aim of these workshops is to acclimatise the investors with the functioning of the securities market, such as the basic fundamentals of investment and risk management and their rights and responsibilities.

Second Focused Training Seminar Under
Grassroots Reachout & Networking in India on Trade & Economics
(GRANITE) Project
Kolkata, West Bengal, India, January 27-28, 2006

CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment (CUTS-CITEE), Jaipur with an active support from Novib (Oxfam Netherlands) and NORAD (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation), New Delhi, will organise the Second Focused Training Seminar under the GRANITE project on January 27-28, 2006 at Hotel Middleton Inn, Kolkata, West Bengal.

The two-day seminar will serve a multi-fold objective inclusive of imparting skills to articulate and analyse sectoral issues (agriculture and textiles) and also to focus on evaluation of the activities under the GRANITE project in its first year of implementation (from January 2005 to December 2005), in eight selected states i.e. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

The seminar also aims to discuss at length the learnings gained from the Sixth WTO Ministerial held at Hong Kong in December 2005 and to share experiences from the project partnering organisations, who attended it. Beside, planning for the next phase of GRANITE project i.e. post 2006 will also be devised.

The members of National Coordination Unit (NCU) of CUTS-CITEE and nodal persons and programme coordinators from all project-partnering organisations from eight states will attend the seminar.

For further information, please contact:
Punyarupa Bhadury/Swati Chaddha
Ph: 91.141.228 2821/513 3259
Fax: 91.141. 2282485/510 4258

Capacity Building on Competition Law and Policy with Special Reference to India
New Delhi, India, January 18, 2006

CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC) is organising the first of its kind CIRC Academic Lecture Series on ‘Capacity Building on Competition Law and Policy with Special Reference to India’, at the India International Centre, Conference Room III, Annexe Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi, India, on January 18, 2006.

Eleanor M. Fox, Walter J Derenberg Professor New York University School of Law, will address the Academic Lecture Series.

The programme will be chaired by Dr. C Rangarajan, Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India.

The programme will serve as a curtain raiser and formally launch the institute.

For Further information, please contact:
Fax: 91-141-228 2485

Circle-level Orientation of CUTS-FES Power Sector Reforms
(Sawai Madhopur) – Phase II

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, June 18, 2005 to May 20, 2006

As part of commencing the activities of the Phase II of CUTS-Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Project on 'Involvement of Consumers in Power Sector Reforms’, daylong orientation workshops will be organised in 12 identified circles of Rajasthan, India, from June 18, 2005 to May 20, 2006. The second workshop, in the series, will be organised in Sawai Madhopur on June 18, 2005.

The major objective of the programme is to facilitate an active involvement of consumers in the power sector reforms.



Scheduled date


Orientation Workshop in Jaipur

May 26-27, 2005


Daylong Training Workshop in 12 identified circles



Sawai Madhopur

June 18, 2005



July 16, 2005



July 23, 2005



August 13, 2005



September 10, 2005



October 15, 2005

2.7 Churu November 09, 2005



January 27, 2005

2.9 Chittorgarh February 10, 2006



March 17, 2006



April 07, 2006



May 12, 2006


Evaluation Workshop

June 09-10, 2006

For further information, please contact:
Deepak Saxena
CUTS Centre for Consumer Action, Research & Training (CUTS-CART)
Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS)
D-222, Bhaskar Marg, Bani Park
Jaipur 302016, India
Ph: 91.141.5133259, 2282 823/2282482
Fax: 91.141.5104258

Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS)
D-217, Bhaskar Marg, Bani Park
Jaipur 302016, Rajasthan, India
Phone: 91.141.228 2821
Fax: 91.141.228 2485

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