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Need to Change Our Education System & Make it Farmer-oriented: Arun Raste, NCDEX

M Kanika
M Kanika
Arun Raste, During Webinar on “Importance of Agriculture Education for All “
Arun Raste, During Webinar on “Importance of Agriculture Education for All “

To commemorate the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna- Dr. Rajendra Prasad, who was also the first president of Independent India and Union Minister of Food and Agriculture of India in 1946, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has declared December 3rd as "Agricultural Education Day." 

As a strong believer in the maximization of agricultural production, Dr. Rajendra Prasad made a slogan ‘Grow More Food.’ 

Understanding the significance of this day, Krishi Jagran is organizing a Webinar on the Importance of Agriculture Education for All on 3rd December 2021 at 3 pm.

Many eminent personalities including Arun Raste, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited NCDEXparticipated in the webinar and delivered his speech.

Arun Raste Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited started his speech with how he began his journey. He talked about Agriculture's share in GDP that reached 20% during the corona pandemic. He also talked about Agri Management, Agri Tech & Agri Value Chain and gave example of Dr. Verghese Kurien & his journey.

Talking about the importance of education he said that we have to change our education system & make it farmer-oriented. We have to focus on “Agriculture Export” and with special focus on the “Food Security”.  Raste said that there should be a reinvention of Agri Education in the syllabus.

To know more about what the speakers have said on the webinar of the "Importance of Education for All," visit the official Facebook Page of Krishi Jagran

About Arun Raste

Arun Raste is the Managing Director & CEO of the country's leading agri- commodity bourse National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX). Prior to joining NCDEX, Arun Raste was associated with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) as an Executive Director. Arun Raste has over 30 years of experience across diverse sectors – BFSI, corporate and social development.

In his prior assignments, he has worked with lending majors in the private sector like IDFC First Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank, financial inclusion behemoth NABARD, and ACC Cement. He has also served as a Director on the Board of Indian Immunological Limited, Hyderabad, and Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Private Limited, Delhi and IRMA, Anand.

He has been a part of various events with global economic institutions such as the World Trade Organization, UNCTAD, and World Social Forum, etc., and has over a dozen publications in national and international journals to his credit. He is an M.A. in Economics with Post-Graduate Diplomas in Marketing, Communications & Journalism.

With a special focus on farmers, the Exchange has been running targeted drives like the ‘Options Familiarization Program’ to connect Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) with the platform so that benefits of hedging price risk can be extended up to the primary producer’s level. Under the new leadership, these initiatives will scale new heights and would widen the participation base to a wider set of audiences.

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