On 25th of November 2011, mayor of Ranchi Ms. Rama Khalko visited the campus of IIM Ranchi. Second year students of IIM Ranchi made presentations promoting the tourism industry in Jharkhand and Ranchi. She was highly appreciative of the unique insights provided by the students and assured to look into some of the suggestions made therein.
Later, in her speech she elaborated extensively about various steps taken by her department to tackle some of the intractable problems of Ranchi. She talked about rain water harvesting, plantation, rehabilitation of slum dwellers, city development plan, water supply issue, toilet and public hygiene, traffic and road transport, street light, footpath vendors etc.
She laid special emphasis on PPP (Public Private Partnership) model of development and cited examples of other cities and countries where this model has achieved tremendous success. She also urged students of IIM Ranchi to provide intellectual inputs to some of the projects her department is planning to undertake.