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IPGA to Host Webinar to Present Rabi Outlook and Kharif Production 2022

The webinar will provide a comprehensive overview from the perspective of government, trade, and policy. The speakers will cover a wide range of topics including carry-forward stocks, price forecasts, impact of weather and expected production etc.

Shivam Dwivedi
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Picture of Paddy Field

India Pulses and grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for India’s pulses trade and industry will be hosting its first webinar of 2022 on  Rabi Outlook and Kharif Production 2022 under the aegis of ‘THE IPGA KNOWLEDGE SERIES’ at 5 pm (IST) on Friday, January 28, 2022.

Objective of Webinar:

The main purpose of the webinar is to provide a comprehensive overview from the perspective of government, trade and policy. The speakers will cover a wide range of topics including carry-forward stocks, price forecasts, impact of weather and expected production etc.

Highlights of Webinar:

  • Dr. S K Malhotra, Agriculture Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare to present the kharif & rabi outlook and production 2022 overview from the Ministry’s perspective

  • Dr Shiv Sewak, Principal Scientist and Director Incharge, Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR) will present research in the pulses sector, technological advancement, improvement in yields of the pulses and any new variety of pulses 

  • V N Saroja, Chief Strategy Advisor, Agriwatch will present on the Rabi Crop outlook and also cover pulses including channa as well as weather-related aspects for the Rabi crops

  • Nirav Desai, Partner, GGN Research to present an overview on the Kharif crop outlook and expected production of pulses

The Webinar to be moderated by Mrituenjay Jha, Anchor, Commodity Editor at Zee Business will be addressed by a panel of stalwarts, eminent government officials and industry experts like Dr. S K Malhotra - Agriculture Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Dr. Shiv Sewak, Principal Scientist and Director Incharge, Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR), V N Saroja -  Chief Strategy Advisor, Agriwatch and Nirav Desai - Partner, GGN Research who will provide invaluable insights on their respective subjects and sectors.

Jitu Bheda, Chairman, India Pulses and Grains Association said, “We have received an overwhelming response to the past two seasons and are proud to announce the 3rd season of The IPGA Knowledge Series with our very first webinar of 2022 on Rabi Outlook and Kharif Production 2022. The panel will discuss several aspects of the Rabi and Kharif crops and overall pulses sector which will be extremely beneficial to the global audiences. We will present incredibly engaging and contextual content to all of our national and international stakeholders at all levels with such a terrific line-up of panelists.”

Bimal Kothari, Vice Chairman, India Pulses and Grains Association said, “Historically, there has always been a discrepancy between the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare's sowing and production numbers and the numbers gathered by the trade. Our goal with this webinar is to present all available facts to the stakeholders. A lot of attention needs to be paid towards the Rabi and Kharif crops for qualitative production as compared to quantitative production. Pulses too are witnessing a surge in demand for protein-rich food. We are also coming up with an awareness programme on promoting pulse as a protein-rich food and have asked the government to distribute pulses through a public distribution system.”

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