India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for India’s pulses trade and industry will be hosting a webinar to present an Overview on the Kharif Sowing Scenario under the aegis of ‘THE IPGA KNOWLEDGE SERIES’ at 5 pm (IST) on Friday, August 27, 2021.
This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the sowing scenario from the perspectives of government, trade, price, and policy. The speakers will cover a wide range of topics, including policy, carry-forward stocks, price forecasts, expected production, and monsoon progression.
The Webinar to be Moderated by Ms. Manisha Gupta, Editor – Commodities & Currencies for CNBC-TV18 will be addressed by a panel of stalwarts and industry experts like Dr. S K Malhotra, Dr. D S Pai, Mr. Nirav Desai, Mr. B Krishna Murthy, Mr. Nitin Kalantry and Mr. Punit Bachhawat who will provide invaluable insights on their respective subjects and sectors.
· Dr. S K Malhotra, Agriculture Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India will present the Ministry’s overview on kharif sowing and the expected production of pulses.
· Mr. Nirav Desai, Director – GGN Research will present an overview of the Trade’s perspective about Kharif Sowing and the Expected Production of pulses.
· Dr. D S Pai, Head – Climate Research and Services, India Meteorological Dept. will give an overview on the performance of monsoons so far and what the near future holds in terms of weather conditions.
On the trade front, an overview of the market scenario for Tur, Urad and Moong individually, will be presented by domain experts of each pulse.
· Mr. B Krishnamurthy, Managing Director, 4P International will speak about the prospects of the forthcoming Urad crop in terms of carry-forward stocks, quantities imported last year, sowing and acreage and expected production this year.
· Mr. Nitin Kalantry, Chief Executive Officer, Kalantry Food Products will speak about the prospects of the forthcoming Tur crop in terms of carry-forward stocks, quantities imported last year, sowing and acreage and expected production this year.
· Mr. Punit Bachhawat, Managing Director, Prakash Agro Mills will speak about the prospects of the forthcoming Moong crop in terms of carry-forward stocks, quantities imported last year, sowing and acreage and expected production this year.
Mr. Jitu Bheda, Chairman, India Pulses and Grains Association said, “I am sure, we all agree, that this year has been rather eventful for the pulses sector with policy changes and stock limits being imposed, COVID-19 pandemic affecting container availability as well as increasing ocean freights. Then, though the monsoons started-off at a good pace, in the third week of June, it halted in its progress across central India, resulting in a three-week delay in rainfall during a crucial sowing season. With the monsoon picking up pace again and covering the whole country, kharif crop sowing is also showing signs of recovery.”
Mr. Bimal Kothari, Vice Chairman, India Pulses and Grains Association said, “Historically there has always been a difference on the sowing and production numbers stated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare vis-à-vis the numbers collated by the trade. With this webinar, it is our aim to place all possible data before the stakeholders. The domain experts for each individual pulse presenting their perspective on carry-forward stocks, price outlook, expected production, anticipated imports, etc. will also be critical for stakeholders. We believe that all the data shared by the expert panellists will help trade partners to take an informed decision on planning their business activities.”
Registration for the webinar is free of cost. Please visit http://ipga.co.in/kharif-sowing-overview-webinar/ to register for the IPGA KNOWLEDGE SERIES WEBINAR ON KHARIF SOWING OVERVIEW.