India Pulses And Grains Association (IPGA), is the apex organisation of the import and export trader of pulses and grains in the country. It acts as a decisive facilitator for the pulses trade in India on behalf of the 400 members and pivotal associations who represent a cross section of over 10,000 stakeholders in the supply chain.
IPGA has established a vital link in the agri-business sector pan-India working along with key government bodies, regulatory authorities and international associations. The association provides key insights on the pulses trade basis the cumulative domain knowledge and expertise of the members thereby facilitating crucial decision making for the traders, policy making for the government and encouraging conducive business environment in the country.IPGA has helped promote the sector by building a strong image globally. IPGA partners the NCDEX futures exchange in creating a fair and transparent environment for price discovery.
IPGA is recognized and supported by the Government of India and Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (Department of Consumer Affairs) as well as National Associates and Global Pulse Confederation (CICILS). This year IPGA Chairman Mr. Pravin Dongre has been elected as Executive Vice Chairman on this Global body.
IPGA works closely with government at various levels to assist in developing dynamic policy responses by providing market-related inputs and strategic advice with respect to domestic and global agribusiness. IPGA also monitors foreign trade (import and export) in pulses and grains to provide effective forward-looking guidance to enable the Government in policy formulation.
The Association has also widened its portfolio to include grains (wheat and coarse cereals) along with pulses. Today, it is not only a comprehensive provider of essential information on the pulses and grains sector but is an aggregator for the industry with the aim of spreading awareness. In addition to addressing the issues of industry and trade, IPGA assists policymakers, researchers and others, both domestically and globally. It has shared domain expertise and positively addressed many issues faced by the trade, making it an all India rallying point for the pulses and grains trade.
IPGA, as the zenith body of the national industry and trade, takes the onus of essaying a leadership role in domestic agribusiness. It plays a more proactive role in the global domain to foster healthy relations amongst the Indian market participants as well as between India and all the associates overseas.
The Association is constantly striving to bring together all its stakeholders along the value chain so as to evolve holistic solutions aimed at strengthening the sector along with working towards creating an ethical business environment and supporting good trading practices.
IPGA's aspirations are not just national but to play a leadership role in the region (mainly South Asia) and a dominant role in the global marketplace. In pursuance of its objectives, IPGA will seek to address issues that impact production, productivity and marketability of pulses in the country and provide guidance. These include input management, improved agronomic practices, logistics (scientific storage and movement), procurement policy, and inclusion of pulses in Public Distribution System (PDS), to name a few.It aims at making the Indian pulses and grains industry and trade globally competitive; and in so doing, help advance India's food security and nutrition concerns.