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ASSOCHAM Proposes to Hold Conference on Indian Agriculture - Agenda for Inclusive Growth in July

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

Agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for about 58 percent of India’s population. Gross Value Added by agriculture, forestry, and fishing is estimated at Rs 18.53 trillion (US$ 271.00 billion) in FY18.

India is also expected to achieve the ambitious goal of doubling farm income by 2022. The agriculture sector in the country is likely to generate better momentum in the next few years due to increased investments in agricultural infrastructure such as irrigation facilities, warehousing, and cold storage. Furthermore, the growing use of genetically modified crops will likely improve the yield for Indian farmers. India will be self-sufficient in pulses in the coming few years due to concerted efforts of scientists to get early-maturing varieties of pulses and the increase in minimum support price.

Taking this initiative forward, ASSOCHAM proposes to hold a “Conference on Indian Agriculture – Agenda for Inclusive Growth” which is scheduled to be held on 12th July, 2019 in New Delhi. Keeping in mind, this conference will be organized to promote investments in agri and allied sectors, enhancing “Make in India” initiative and Exports, boosting Research and Development in agri sector, reducing post harvest losses effectively, opportunities in irrigation and also to promote business potentials in this sector. It will also provide a platform for national and international stakeholders, representatives from union and state governments, investors, policymakers, industry leaders, trade bodies & associations agro technologists, agri experts to share their expertise in this area.

The highlight of the conference is to brainstorm on various actionable ideas for development of agriculture sector in India. ASSOCHAM has also decided to prepare White Paper which will suggest policy recommendations for the newly formed Government specifically for the agriculture sector. Further, ASSOCHAM will be officially releasing the White Paper in the above mentioned Conference.

The conference will be ASSOCHAM’s first interaction with the newly formed Government hence they have planned to organize it at a large scale by extending invitations to the newly appointed Minister and who’s who of agri sector.

With the following profile, interested may join - To discuss the policy, technology, business and trade for sustained growth and opportunities in this sector:-

  • Government Sector / State Enterprise

  • Foreign Delegation (incl USDA/Other Countries / Missions / FAO / EU / OECD / ICRISAT / ICRAF etc.)

  • Public and Private Sector Banks as well as Other Financial Institutions

  • Promoters of cold chain projects supported by MoFPI

  • Representatives from MNRE, NSDC, APEDA, NHB, NHM,NCDC,SMDs of NMFP, etc

  • Agro Research Institutes / Units / Centres / RIS

  • Food product/ Semi-finished Products Manufacturer

  • Dairy Manufacturer

  • Beverage/ Soft Drink/ Brewing Industry

  • Agro Industry

  • Food Service Equipment Dealer/ Distributor

  • Food/Agri Retail Companies

  • A representative of Industry associations, Farmer Groups, and Farmer's Organizations & Cooperatives and other stakeholders

  • Representatives from Agricultural Universities and Academia’s

Delegate Fee @Rs.2000+GST and for International delegate US$100 with 10 percent discount for the group. For detailed information may please contact:

Deepankar Khare, T
Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)
5, Sardar Patel Marg,
Chanakya Puri, New Delhi - 110021
Telephone - 011-46550615
Mob: +91-9868588110
FAX: 23017008/09,
E-Mail: deepankar.khare@assocham.com

Mr. Nitesh Sinha 
nitesh.sinha@assocham.com
011 4655 0566.

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