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Agro Industrial Meet 2012

  1. 1. Present AGRO – INDUSTRIAL MEET MAKING MAHARASHTRA FRUIT BOWL OF INDIA (Banana, Citrus, Guava & Sapota (Chikoo)) 12th December 2012, CMIA Seminar Hall, Bajaj Bhawan, P-2, MIDC Station Road, Aurangabad09.30 – 10.00 hrs Registration10.00 – 11.15 hrs Inaugural Session - Agribusiness Potential in Maharashtra Welcome Address: Shri. Sushil Jiwarajka, Chairman, FICCI-Maharashtra State Council Introductory Address: Shri. Sunil Raithatha,Chambers of Marathwada Industries & Agriculture (CMIA) Presentation of Knowledge Paper: Nomination Awaited, YES Bank Special Address: Dr. Sanjeev Chopra, Managing Director, National Horticulture Board Special Address: Dr. Prakash Bakshi, Chairman, NABARD Special Address: Mr. Asit Tripathy, Chairman, Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India Key Note Address : Dr. S. K. Goyal, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture and Marketing, Govt. of Maharashtra Inaugural Address: Shri Satej allias Bunty D. Patil, Hon’ble Minister of State for Home, Rural Development and Food & Drug Administration, Government of Maharashtra Vote of Thanks: Ms. Piya Singh, Director, FICCI - WRC11.15 – 11.30 hrs Tea
  2. 2. 11.30 – 13.00 hrs Technical Session I : Banana Industry in Maharashtra This session will discuss the banana industry market size, export promotion and measures for further enhancing the competitiveness in Maharashtra and globally. The discussion will highlight on several challenges the industry has to overcome such as insufficient training programme for farmers, storage & packing facilities, transportation and technology up gradation. Notwithstanding, opportunity exist as there is a huge market for banana and its by- products. Session Moderator: Shri. Dinesh Waghmare, Managing Director, Maharashtra Agro Industries Development Corporation ltd (MAIDC).  Shri. Bhagwat Vishwanath Patil, President, Maharashtra’s Banana Growers’ Associations  Dr. S. Ayyappan, Director General (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) & Secretary (DARE)  Mr. Sachin Hoshing, Chief Executive officer, S H Refrigeration.  Dr. K.Z. Toshniwal, Managing Director, Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board Panel Discussion & Q/A13.00 – 13.45 hrs Lunch13.45 – 15.15 hrs Technical Session II : Citrus Fruits (Sweet lemon and Orange) of Maharashtra This session will highlight the reasons for increase in production of fruits over the years. The discussion will also focus on challenges like limited water resources, high incidence of pests and diseases, availability of quality planting material, handling and transportation facilities and fruit specific preservation technologies. However, there is a growing interest and awareness among the citrus growers for adoption of latest technologies for commercial cultivation of citrus. Session Moderator: Dr. T. T. Patil, Managing Director, MAHAFEED Specialty Fertilizers Pvt. Ltd  Mr. Chetan Kothari – Promoter Director, Tricom Fruits Product, Maharashtra  Dr. S M Aradhya, Head, Fruit and Vegetable Technology, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore  Mr. Yogesh G. Naik, Manufacturer, Exporter & Importer, Shree Kala Exim, Maharashtra  Dr. V.J. Shivankar, Director, National Research Centre of Citrus, Nagpur Panel Discussion & Q/A15.15 – 15.30 hrs Tea15.30 – 16.30 hrs Technical Session III : Guava & Chikoo Market of Maharashtra This session will discuss about guava and chikoo fruits production, its export strength domestically and globally and how it can be further enhanced. The speakers will focus on challenges and opportunities in this market and as well existing opportunities to the fruit processing industry and some industrial products.  Session Moderator: Mr. Rajesh Singh, Managing Director, SAMS, Mumbai.  Mr. Sunil Duggal, Chief Executive officer, Dabur India Ltd, Uttar Pradesh.  Mr. Anil Kumar Tyagi, Hard Core Corporation, Manufacturer and Exporters, Nashik  Mr. Nitin Agrawal, Managing Director, Euro Fruits Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai
  3. 3.  Mr. B.K. Sakhale, Food Technology Division, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Panel Discussion & Q/A* Marked speakers are invited for the seminar and their confirmation is awaited