Jyoti Parikh
Senior Professor
Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research

I came to know about CUTS when they invited me to speak on the Consumption Patterns of the World in January 1997, soon after we finished the first paper written on this subject for the Earth Summit at Rio at the request of UNCED. This pioneering work by IGIDR has brought focus on inequity and sustainable development by showing item by item (about 20 items) the distribution of resource consumption in the world.

I was impressed to see the quality of discussion and type of people who participated at that event. Since then, I am receiving CUTS publications regularly which focus on competition policy, trade and equity. I am impressed that such up-to-date work is published not from the Capital but from Jaipur!

A conference on reforms held this year also brought people to discuss the quality of power issues and was again very informative and of good standard.

I congratulate CUTS for their achievements of the last 20 years and wish all the best to CUTS for many more decades in future.