India Pulses and Grains Association announces “The Pulses Conclave 2020”

Key Highlights:

The 5th edition of The Pulses Conclave will be held at Aamby Valley City, Lonavala from February 12th to 14th, 2020

Close to 1500 trade stakeholders from India and overseas expected to participate in the Conclave

Focus of the Conclave will be to brainstorm on ideas to help Indian Pulses Trade become a major contributor to the PM’s vision of making India a $ 5 trillion economy by 2024

Mumbai, December 20, 2019: India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for India’s pulses trade and industry today announced that the 5th edition THE PULSES CONCLAVE, their biennial global pulses conference will be held from Feb. 12th to 14th, 2020 at Amby Valley City in Lonavala, Maharashtra. IPGA expects close to 1500 trade stakeholders from India and key pulses exporting countries like USA, Australia, Canada, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, etc. to participate in The Pulses Conclave 2020 (TPC 2020).

The Pulses Conclave 2020, as a part of its agenda will not just discuss increasing domestic production and consumption but will also bring to fore other areas of the trade like Improving Processing efficiencies, increasing Consumption, Exports, Value Addition, Protein Extraction, Post-harvest Crop Management, etc.

Mr. Jitu Bheda, Chairman – IPGA speaking on the occasion said, “Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision is to double the farmers income by the year 2022 and a huge effort has been put into achieving the same. The result has been that India’s pulses production has steadily grown every year from around 19 million tons in 2013-14 to 23 million tons in 201-19 and the target for 2019-20 is of 26.30 million tons. IPGA’s agenda and road map going forward will be to encourage its members to take advantage of the increased domestic production, balance imports vis-à-vis the production and demand thereby ensuring that the Indian consumer does not face any availability crunch nor high retail prices.”

Mr. Pradeep Ghorpade, Chief Executive Officer, IPGA said, “The Conclave programme typically is built around dissemination of global and domestic pulses production numbers, global and domestic prices, supply and demand scenarios. However, at TPC 2020, while India Pulses and Grains Association, 106, T V Industrial Estate, S K Ahire Marg, Worli, Mumbai 400030 Ph: +91 22 2490 9132 | +91 22 2490 9133 | Email: info@ipga.co.in | URL: www.ipga.co.in covering these aspects of the trade, IPGA is looking to go beyond and IPGA’s focus, by the end of the Conclave, will be to try and put together a roadmap that will help the Indian Pulses Trade be able to contribute to the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of making India a $ 5 trillion economy through retail sale of pulses, processed pulses, pulse derivates and value additions, all of which will drive investments in the entire value chain.”

Pulses are the key source of proteins in India and IPGA believes that apart from addressing the availability of pulses ensuring affordability of pulses is equally important. The Indian Government needs to work to creating a plan that allows both farmers and consumers to be benefitted. IPGA will be engaging with the Government to pursue the inclusion of Pulses in the PDS to make the affordable for the BPL population, leading to an increase in demand and drive increase in production.

The Indian Government over the last year and half has introduced a number of tariff and nontariff barriers on the import of pulses to ensure that farmers get appropriate prices for their produce and are encouraged to try and increase domestic production levels. IPGA will be stepping up its efforts in engaging with key Ministries like Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Health & Family Welfare, Commerce to discuss various initiatives to devise and implement programs that yield win-win results for farmers as well as consumers.

About IPGA: India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for pulses and grains trade & industry in India has over 400 direct and indirect members which include individuals, corporates as well as Regional Pulses Traders and Processors Associations taking it’s pan-India reach to over 10,000 stake holders involved in the farming, processing, warehousing and import business of Pulses across the entire value chain.

IPGA’s vision is to make Indian pulses and grains industry & trade globally competitive; and in so doing, help advance India’s food and nutrition security. IPGA takes the onus of essaying a leadership role in the domestic agri-business and play a more proactive role in the global domain to foster healthy relations among Indian market participants and between India and all associates overseas.

For further media queries, please contact:

Hunk Golden Media: Sonia Kulkarni | Managing Partner | +919820184099 | sonia.kulkarni@hunkgolden.in

India Pulses and Grains Association: Pradeep Ghorpade | Chief Executive Officer | +919820267858 | pradeep@ipga.co.in

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