4th National Conference on Pulses & Related Industries (NCP-2007)
Venue: Ashok Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Aug 04, 2007||End Date/Time: Aug 05, 2007|
|Registration Date: Jul 31, 2007|
|Early Registration Date: Jun 30, 2007|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jul 01, 2007|
|Paper Submission Date: Jul 15, 2007|
Govt statistics show that per capita consumption has declined despite increase in income. Limited supply obviously has been the reason for this. Pulses have not been very attractive to farmers. Not more than 25% of pulses crop in the country is sown in irrigated areas. This may be the reason for its stagnant production. Although gradual switch from cash crops like tobacco, cotton etc to chickpea by farmers could be seen in Andhra Pradesh, credit for this goes to new breeds released by International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). Yield of chickpea in the state has increased to 1000 kg per ha from 300 kg per ha two decades ago. Now, similar work needs to be done for other pulses.
Production fell alarmingly in the years 2005 & 2006 calling for urgent attention of the govt. Indian govt is contemplating possible corrective actions to fix this crisis of production shortfall. Urgent actions taken by govt include temporary removal of import duty and embargo on pulses export. Extending its action further, govt has announced 15% subsidy to govt agencies on import of pulses. Govt is also looking at long-term solutions. In budget 2007, honorable finance minister has proposed to expand the Integrated Oilseeds, Oil palm, Pulses and Maize Development programme. The minister announced that govt would fund the expansion of IIPR Kanpur and offer capital grant or concessional financing to the other producers in order to double the production of certified seeds within a period of three years. Govt in fact has been taking all possible actions to bridge demand-supply gap.
This trade holds significant opportunities/promises for entrepreneurs in the years to come. In fact, there is need for determined approach for promotion of this trade. Pulses have now been gaining palatability all over the world as rich nutritious food ingredient for human consumption. Hence it is quite essential for the industry to keep itself abreast of the rapidly changing dimensions of agri-business in this era of globalization.
We are pleased to announce 4th National Conference on Pulses & Related Industries' on August 4-5, 2007 at hotel Ashok, New Delhi.
This would be our fourth endeavor to bring this industry together. All our past events were great success with your participation, along with the support of domestic and international companies. These conferences witnessed wide and lively discussions on a range of issues like export-import, production, policies, processing industries, role of futures exchanges etc. The conferences also addressed the upcoming challenges to processors, millers, exporters, importers, traders, brokers, machinery manufacturers and other participants in the pulses industry. In addition to being successful networking platforms, these meets also led to clinching of several business deals during these events. Agriwatch invites pulses industry to assemble again to unfold/showcase the opportunities ahead in pulses trade.