The three-day conference named, ‘A Permanent Development Vision for Kerala’ was held on 25th and 26th June in the IMG Auditorium, Thiruvananthapuram. The National Conference was inaugurated by Smt. Sugathakumari. Western Ghats, preservation of Kerala’s bio diversity, Revival of agricultural sector,Fishing, Energy conservation, Transport policy, Waste disposal, Decentralization and Permanent Development, Problems related to Housing, Urbanization, Protection of the rivers, Management of Water Resources, Rural upliftment and Development were among the various problems which were discussed in the conference. Several practical developmental solutions, were also discussed in detail. Eminent personalities from different fields of activity, such as Prof. M.A.Oommen, Prof.R.V.G.Menon, Prof. Suhas Tendulkar, Dr. Leela Krishnan, Dr. Leena Kumari, Dr. Biju Kumar, Dr. G. Madhusudan, Sri.K. Ramachandran, Sri. G. Sankar, Sri. K.K.Joy, Dr. C.R.Rajagopal, Dr. K.Vijayakumar, Sri.Cheruvayal Raman, Smt. Usha, Sri. C.P.John, and Dr. E. Unnikrishnan presented papers.At the close of the conference Sri. G. Madhusudhan presented the paper entitled ‘A Permanent Development line for Kerala’. The Local Development-Environment Departments were the chief hosts of the conference.