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The New Government's Vision for Agriculture Transformation in India

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

To meet the challenge of sustainably feeding 9 billion people by 2050, the agricultural sector will need to undergo major transformation. More nutritious food will need to be produced using fewer resources, bringing greater benefits to farmers and rural communities. Achieving this transformation will require new approaches and extensive coordination among all stakeholders in the agricultural system. Market-based approaches, while not the only answer, will be an important tool in the “toolbox” to drive change – providing the efficiency, scalability and market based incentives to power a large-scale effort.Crop Life India organized a one day seminar on the occasion of 39th Annual General Meeting. The seminar was divided in the four session with the inaugural session started at the 3.00 PM.

The Chief Guest Mr. P Raghavendra Rao, Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India addressed the delegates with ignited the open discussion on the spurious and substandard crop protection pesticides. He further listened to the voice of Mr. R G Agarwal, Chairman, Dhanuka  Agritech and assured the house that soon there shall be a meeting of the manufacturers and sellers of the crop protection solutions available in the Indian Market. Due to lively discussion the members took keen interest in the deliberations. As the theme of the inaugural session was " New Government's Vision for Agriculture Transformation in India". 

Professor Punjab Singh, President National Academy of Agriculture Sciences, delivered the Keynote on the topic the role of crop protection in Food Security, giving data of usage of the crop protection pesticides etc in other countries in comparison to India. He further given the scenario of the Indian Agriculture, the plight of the farmers and the status of the manufacturers of these crop protection material in Indian Industry. 

The session was also opened by the theme presentation by Shri Rajendra Velagala, Chairman, Crop Life India. The programme was started with the Audio Visual Presentation on the Initiatives by the Crop Life India for Improving Farmers Ecosystem. In the begining, Shri Asitava Sen, CEO, CropLife India welcomed the delegates. The session was concluded with the remarks of Dr K C Ravi, Vice Chairman, CropLife India.  

The other sessions were on the topic-Bringing innovation to the farmers; case for Regulatory Data Protection in India, Regulatory Reforms; and Global Best Practices, Fast Track Adoption of Drones Application Technology Solutions, and Ensuring Quality Inputs for Farmers.

The session was concluded with the Remarks of Shri Ajai Kumar, Head of Government and Industry Affairs, Corteva India.  The address of Professor Punjab Singh, The Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals speech was live covered by Krishi jagran on their Facebook.

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