20 DECEMBER 2017


Momentum to any industry we serve is the primary object of our industry led initiatives. As we perceive a promising future for the agricultural community & farmers in particular who are striving for a better yielding crop year on year, technology coupled with reformative policies & Govt commitment towards agriculture will act as an enabler for a prosperous & more productive farming & farmers of tomorrow. However the link from technology to actual farm output needs support in the form of research & development, easy availability & repayment of loans etc. At this Summit we intend to have the Agricultural community benefit from the latest technologies available while maintaining a comprehensive dialogue between the policy makers & regulators.

Overview: India has nurtured itself from predominantly being an agrarian economy to a technology savvy agricultural economy, wherein most of its GDP & sustainable growth still depends on Agriculture as a focal point. In the recent decades due to increase in crop production, varied reforms, Govt push, & local talent available in agri R & D, the sector has grown to a mammoth level wherein we are the world leaders of rice & spice exports.

The sector too has come a long way since independence. We, as a nation have received food security, the levels of rural poverty have depreciated & nutrition risen, all of which can be attributed to change in our socio economic fabric, upgradation or rural landscape, along with technology in Agriculture which has played a critical role in boosting our exports and home produce too. Today India’s GDP is expected to grow at 7.1% approx of which Agriculture is contributing the maximum.

However, if India needs to be a world leader in agriculture, it needs to shift its focus from traditional farming to advanced farming where FDI in technology upgradation, agriculture infrastructure along with more Govt reforms will play a major role in flourishing our economy.



The Economic Times AGRO Summit | 20th December 2017 | New Delhi

09.30 - 10.00
Registrations & Welcome
10.00 - 10.05
Opening Remarks: Welcome Remarks
10.05 - 10.30
Guest of Honour Addres
10.30 - 11.30
Adopting the 7 Point Strategy: Revamping India’s Agriculture Policy
(Reformative policies for enhancement of agri sector has been the Govt's agenda for the past 3 years, introduction of newer beneficial schemes like ''per drop more crop'' ''soil health card'' to increase the irrigation efficiency & soil yield alone will not be enough for overhauling the Agri sector. This power packed panel of big wigs emancipates a holistic approach Industry & Govt should adopt for a holistic solution)
11.30 - 11.45
Networking Tea/Coffee Break
11.45 - 12.00
Standalone Session: Doubling the Farm income – A far fetched truth or reality?
12.00 - 13.00
Smart Agriculture: A need before Smart Cities
(Newer technologies like drones, satellite images & even smartphones are being introduced in the rural market for introducing technology to the farmers. Concept like Agriculture Marketing through e Nam portal is introduced for bringing in transparency, quality, fair price & best practises in regulated markets. This panel embarks upon the greater need of technology savy agriculture ahead of better infrastructure as India’s agrarian community is the biggest revenue earner/producer of our nation)
13.00 - 14.00
Networking Lunch
14.00 - 14.45
Unsung Heroes of Agricultural Innovation: Future of India
(This unusual session will bring together innovative & unusual farmers from different regions of India who have thought out of the box for their farm produce & have invented or adopted an unusal & dynamic way of overcoming their obstacles in the way of farming)
14.45 - 15.00
Rise in Institutional Credit: Incorporating Risk Security & Assistance
(For betterment of farmers, Govt is paying special attention to minimise crop insurance risks & provide instant relief in the form of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) wherein there is a facility of 25% of claim to be settled immediately for the farmers. This panel discusses in detail the importance of farmer’s security for safeguarding them against loan default & better viability)
15.00 - 15.45
Sustainable Agriculture: An effective tool for Corporate Social Responsibilty
(Creating varied opportunities in rural areas through CSR has been a focus for many corporates who believe in generating income & jobs equally for the agri sector. This panel highlights the initiative of Corporate houses who believe in giving back to the society)
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