Krishi India Expo
20 - 22 AUGUST 2018
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Krishi India

Krishi India Expo

Conference Programme

Day 1: 20 August 2018 (Monday)
Time Conference Room A
1000-1100 hrs Opening Ceremony : Building India Into a Healthy Nation

Welcome Address by:
Mr. Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group, India

International Address by:
Mr. Yasuro Koizumi, Executive Vice President, CFO & CIO, FinC, Japan

Address by:
Mr. Cherian Thomas, National Director, World Vision India, India

Address by Guest of Honors:

Sri Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Hon'ble Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries, Government of Telangana

Shri Anantkumar Hegde, Hon'ble Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India

Shri C R Chaudhary, Hon'ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India

Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Hon'ble Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India

Address by Chief Guests:
Shri Alphons Kannanthanam, Hon'ble Minister of State (IC) for Tourism, Govt. of India

Shri Shripad Naik, Hon'ble Minister of State (Independent charge) for AYUSH, Govt. of India

Vote of Thanks:
Mr. Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group, India
1100-1130 hrs Tea Break
1130-1300 hrs Inaugural Conference Session: Bringing Wellness to you

Shri PN Ranjith Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India*

Discussion Points:
• AYUSH impact across Healthcare System
• AYUSH Industry, Treatment Approach & Services
• Economic Growth Potential
• Strength and Weaknesses
• Capacity Building

• Mr. Nitin Puri, Senior President, Yes Bank, India
• Mr. Vikram Upadhyay, Founder, GHV Accelerator, India
• Dr Nandini Kumar, Advisor WholeLeaves Pvt. Ltd. and Former DDG, ICMR, India
• Dr Rachna Khanna Singh, HOD - Holistic Medicine & Psychology, Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon, Director, The Mind & Wellness Clinic, New Delhi, Director - Ngo Swapn, India
• Mr. Rajeev John, Marketing Head-Health Care, Dabur, India
• Dr. Shivani Khetan, Energy Healer, India
• Mr. Ranjit Puranik, Executive Director, Shree Dhootapapeshwar Ltd*
• Ms. Shahnaz Husain, Founder, Chairperson & Managing Director, The Shahnaz Husain Group*
1300-1400 hrs Lunch
Time Conference Room A (Health)   Conference Room B (Krishi)
1400-1515 hrs AYUSH for New India: Vision and Strategy

Discussion Points:
• AYUSH impact across Healthcare System
• AYUSH Industry, Treatment Approach & Services
• Economic Growth Potential
• Strength and Weaknesses
• Capacity Building

Mr. Yashwant Vyas, Founder Editor, Ayurveda Sutra, India*

Keynote Address: Mr. Vaidya Devendra Triguna, President, All India Ayurvedic Congress, India

Special Address: Prof. Dr. Tanuja Manoj Nesari, Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and CEO, National Medicinal Plants Board, India

• Dr. D.C. Katoch, Adviser (Ay.), Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India
• Dr. JLN Sastry, Head-Healthcare Research, Dabur India Ltd., India
• Dr. KS Sethi, Adviser (Homeopathy), Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India
• Mr. Sanjay Warke, Founder, Vishuddhii, India

  1400-1500 hrs
Farming and Agriculture: An overall perspective

Discussion Points:
• Current status of policies i.e. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
• Start-Up Agri
• National Agriculture Market (e-NAM)
• Soil Health Card, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sichai Yojana
• Vision: Doubling of Farmers Income
• Issues and challenges in the sector
• Integrated farming system
• Schemes for promotion of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Chair: To be decided

Keynote Address: Shri Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India

Special Address:
• Shri Ajay Vir Jhakar, Chairman, Bhartiya Krishak Samaj, India
• Ms. Alka Bhargava, Joint Secretary (NRM), Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India (V. Conf.)
• Ms. Padmapriya Balakrishnan, Dy. CEO, National Medicinal Plants Board, India

• Dr. Ashok Dalwai, Chief Executive Officer, NRAA, India
• Dr. J.P. Sharma, Joint Director (Research and Extension), ICAR-IARI, New Delhi, India
• Dr. V.K. Singh, Head-Agronomy, IARI, India
1515-1530 hrs Tea Break   1500-1510 hrs
Networking Tea break
1530-1630 hrs Yoga for Wellness

Discussion Points:
• Yoga for Wellness: Recent trends, opportunities and challenges
• Yoga in daily life: Perfect discipline for wellness
• Yoga as an alternative healthcare practice
• International Day of Yoga: World following India
• Yoga: Bright future for Human Excellence

Chair: Dr. Ramesh Bijlani, Indian writer, Inspirational speaker, medical scientist and retired Professor of Physiology specialized in physiology, nutrition, and yoga, India

Keynote address:
Dr. Ishwar Basavaraddi, Director, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, India

Special address:
Dr. Srinidhi K Parthasarathi, Registrar, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA deemed-to-be University), India

• Dr. Ishwara N. Acharya, Director General, Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN), India
• Ms. Ira Trivedi, Best-selling Author and Yoga Acharya, India
• Dr. M.K. Taneja, Director, Indian Institute of Ear Diseases and CEO, Taneja -Group of Hospitals, India
• Mr. Sachin Sharma, Scientist, Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, India

  1510-1610 hrs
Horticultural Production Systems

Discussion Points:
• New paradigm in Horticulture Production System
• Protected cultivation of high value fruits, vegetable and flower crops
• Micro-irrigation systems
• Harvesting Medicinal Plants

Chair: Dr. A.K. Singh, Deputy Director General (Horticultural Science), Division of Horticultural Science, ICAR, India

Special Address: Dr. S.K. Malhotra, Agriculture and Horticulture Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, India

• Dr. P. Manivel, Director, ICAR-Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research (ICAR-DMAPR), India
• Dr. S Rajan, Director, ICAR-Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture, Lucknow, India
• Dr. Balraj Singh, Vice Chancellor, Agricultural University Jodhpur, India
• Dr. Man Singh, PD, WTC, IARI, New Delhi, India
1610-1710 hrs
Crop Varieties: Save and Grow

Discussion Points:
• Crop based technologies
• Next generation crops
• Minor millets
• Crop Improvement & Immunity
• Post production damage
• Soil mapping
• Straw management, etc

Chair: Dr. S.S. Tomar, Additional Commissioner – Crops, Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India

• Dr B.S. Dwivedi, Head, Principal Scientist, IARI, India
• Dr. Indra Mani Mishra, Head Agri. Engg. Div., IARI, New Delhi, India
• Dr. Vilas A Tonapi, Director, Indian Institute of Millets Research, India

Day 2: 21 August 2018 (Tuesday)
Time Conference Room A (Health)   Conference Room B (Krishi)
1030-1130 hrs Conference by: Maharashtra Agriculture Competitiveness Project   1000-1100: Processing and Value Addition of Farm Produces

Discussion Points:
• Post-harvest management: Challenges and Opportunities
• Government System for Post-Harvest Management
• Value addition: Experience of Safal
• Value addition in millets
• Experience sharing by Global Agrisystems
• Commodities vs Products

Chair: Shri JP Mishra, Adviser (Agri), Niti Aayog, India

• Shri Gokul Patnaik, Chairman, Global Agri Systems Pvt. Ltd., India
• Dr. B. Dayakar Rao, Principal Scientist & CEO, Nutrihub, ICAR-Indian Institute of Millets Research (IIMR), India
• Mr. Pradipta Kumar Sahoo, Business Head, SAFAL, Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt Ltd., India
• Dr Shruti Sethi, Sr. Scientist, PHT, IARI, New Delhi, India
• Dr. Ankur Ojha, Assistant Professor, NIFTEM, India
1130-1145 hrs Tea Break   1100-1110
Networking Tea break
1145-1315 hrs Conference by: Maharashtra Agriculture Competitiveness Project   1110-1210: Farmers Producer Organisation:

Discussion Points:
• Concept of FPO's and their role and benefits
• Community based approaches in agriculture
• Women based organisation-SHG Kshitiz
• Experience sharing by ISAP

Chair: Shri Sumanta Chaudhuri, IAS, Managing Director, SFAC, India

Special Address: Mr. Sundeep Nayak, IAS, Managing Director, National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), India

• Mr. Abraham Daniel D, Technical Manager – Agriculture and Food Security, World Vision India, India
• Mr. Pramel Gupta, CEO, Vrutti, India
• Mr. Rajiv Siwach, General Manager, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), India (V. Conf.)
• Ms. Pooja Sharma, Chandu Village, Gurugram, SHG, Kshitiz, India
• Mr. Sudarshan Suryawanshi, CEO, ISAP India
  1215-1315: Livestock and Fisheries Management for Income Enhancement

Discussion Points:
• Livestock for return of farm income
• Fodder and Feed Development
• Dairy as potential business model
• Farmers experience

Chair: Dr. H. Rahman, Regional Representative of South Asia, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), India

Keynote Address: Dr. O. P. Chaudhary, Joint Secretary (NLM), D/ o Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India

• Dr. B. K. Das, ARS, Director, ICAR - Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, India
• Dr. Joykrushna Jena, DDG (Fisheries and Animal Science), ICAR, New Delhi, India
• Dr. M.C. Sharma, Former Director, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India
• Dr. Basudev Sunani, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare, Government of India
• Dr. Bhusan Tyagi, Assistant Commissioner (RGM), Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Govt. of India
1315-1400 hrs Lunch
Time Conference Room A (Biotech)   Conference Room B (Organic)
1400-1515 hrs Conference by: Maharashtra Agriculture Competitiveness Project   Marketing Innovations and Technologies in Agriculture

Discussion Points:
• Agriculture Commodity Future
• Role of IoT in Agriculture
• Geospatial Technology in Agriculture
• Real time data

Chair: Prof. M. Moni, Chief Advisor (IT) Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare, Govt. of India

Keynote Address:
• Mr. Tanmoy Chakraborty, Group Government Affairs Officer, Tata Sons Ltd., India*

• Mr. Krishnan Dharmarajan, Executive Director, Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion (CDFI), India
• Ms Nora Galway, Agriculture Counsellor, Australian High Commission, India
• Mr. Vinay Kumar, Regional Director, Asia, Digital Green, India
• Dr. Ranjna Nagpal, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agriculture
• Mr. Rajneesh Rana, General Manager, Energy Efficiency Services (EESL): Energy Efficient pumps sets with smart control panels
1515-1530 hrs Tea Break
1530-1645 hrs Conference by: Maharashtra Agriculture Competitiveness Project   Towards Climate Resilient Agriculture

Discussion Points:
• Climate change and Indian Agriculture
• Climate Resilient Technologies i.e. Drone Technology, Remote Sensing, etc.
• Village level interventions towards climate resilient agriculture
• Adaption to climate vulnerability

Chair: Dr. Kirit Parikh, Chairman, Integrated Research and Action for Development (IRADe), India

Keynote Speaker: Dr. C.S. Murthy, Scientist 'G' & Head, Agricultural Sciences and Applications; National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO/DOS, Govt. of India

• • Dr S. Bhaskar, Assistant Director General (AAF & CC), ICAR
• Dr. J. R. Bhatt, Advisor (Climate Change), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India
• Dr. R.N. Padaria, PD, Div of Agri Extension, IARI, New Delhi, India

Day 3: 22 August 2018 (Wednesday)
Time Conference Room A (Biotech)   Conference Room B (Organic)
1000-1130 hrs Nutrition for a Healthy Living

Discussion Points:
• The fit and food connection
• Trends of nutrition to provide a better health
• Role of nutrition in diseases prevention
• Diets: How to choose and Impact on human brain
• Opportunities in Nutraceuticals and Fortified Products

Chair: To be decided

• Dr Deepali Bhardwaj, Founder Director, Centre for Skin and Hair Clinics Pvt. Ltd., India
• Dr. Saarthak Bakshi, CEO, International Fertility Centre, India
• Dr. Sriraman Damodaran, Chief Scientific Officer, Astroglia Pharma Pvt. Ltd., India
• Ms. Ishi Khosla, Founder, Whole Foods, India
• Mr. Shyama Nagarajan, Whole Leaves, India
• Ms. Preeti Rao, Founder and CEO, Weljii, India
• Ms. Grana Pu Selvi, Strategic Lead - Child Health and Nutrition, World Vision India, India
  Growth of Organic Food in India: Legal and Regulatory Issues

Discussion Points:
• Regulation on Organic Foods
• Food Laws
• Third Party Certification System - Challenges and Opportunities
• PGS Certification System - Challenges and Opportunities

Chair: Dr. Anoop Bose, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India, India

Keynote Address:
• Dr. Vandana Shiva, Environmental Activist, Author and Founder, Navdanya, India
• Mr. Pawan Agrawal, CEO, FSSAI*
• Dr. D.S. Gangawar, Additional Secretary, MOFPI, India*

Special Address:
Ms. Nita Kejrewal, Joint Secretary (RL-in Situ), Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India*

• Mrs. Rashmi Bhansal Founder, Ehsaas Organic, India*
• Mr. Rajiv Sarin, Founder and Chairman, Qui Prior Law Associates, India*
• Dr. A.K. Yadav, Adviser, APEDA, India
• Dr. Hanish Kumar Sinha, Head – Research & Development at National Bulk Handling Corporation Private Limited
• Mr. Bharat Bhushan Tyagi, Organic Farming, India
• Mr. Subash Palekar, Farmer, India*
1130-1145 hrs Tea Break
1145-1315 hrs Vegan is the Future

Chair: Nikunj Sharma, Associate Director of Policy, PETA, India

• Ms. Erika Abrams, Co-founder, Animal Aid Unlimited, India
• Mr. Tarun Jain, Co-Founder, Sain Almond Milk, India
• Ms. Lakshmi Venkataraman, Campaign Manager, Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO), India
  Organic Food

Discussion Points:
• Organic vs Non-Organic
• The benefits of organic food
• Organic food vs locally-grown food
• Affordability and availability

Chair: Shri S.M. Acharya, Former Chairman, APEDA, India*

• Mr. Pankaj Aggarwal, Managing Director, Just Organik, India
• Mr. N. Balasubramanian, CEO, Sresta Natural Bio Products, India
• Mr. C.S. Jadhav, Co-Founder, Inner Being, India
• Mr. Krishan Guptaa, Managing Director, Organic Wellness, India
• Mr. Mukesh Gupta, Director Operations, Morarka Organic Foods Ltd., India
• Ms. A. Divya Reddy, Founder, Klimom, India
1300-1400 hrs Lunch

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