India Pulses and Grains Association hosted its first ever one-day National Pulses Seminar, at Taj Bengal in Kolkata on March 25th, 2017. The Seminar witnessed participation of over 350 delegates from across the country. Mr. S. Balaji Arun kumar, Dy. Chairman - Kolkata Port Trust and Mr. K. Sashihar, Regional Head-Plant Quarantine Department, Kolkata were the Guests of Honor at the Seminar.
IPGA chose Kolkata as the location for National Pulses Seminar as, after Mumbai, Kolkata is the second largest port to receive imported pulses in India and plays a key role in pulses trade in terms of supplying pulses to East and North Eastern India.
National Pulses Seminar focused on Pulses Demand-Supply scenario, Indian and Global production numbers, expected production numbers for the forthcoming year, policy issues faced by the trade, etc. Industry and Trade experts were invited to delivered presentations regarding Domestic and International market. The Seminar began with a Welcome Address by Mr. Pravin Dongre, Chairman, IPGA, during which he announced that the fourth edition of the IPGA biennial event THE PULSES CONCLAVE 2018 will be held on the 14th, 15th& 16th February 2018, in New Delhi. Eminent speakers such as Mr. Basant Rathi, Mr. Ajay Jain, Mr. Sunil Baldewa and Mr. Rajat Sarda spoke on the Domestic Crop and Trade outlook. Mr. Sudhakar Tomar, Mr. Shyam Narsaria and Dr. Bharat Kulkarni discussed the Global Pulses Crop and Trade outlook.
One of the key presentations during the Seminar was regarding GAFTA Regulations which was delivered by Mr. Shailendra Bardia, GAFTA Arbitrator in India. The presentation outlined the GAFTA guidelines for dispute settlements in case of defaults during trade. The Seminar concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Mr. Anurag Tulshan, East –Zone Convener, IPGA.
The National Pulses Seminar Presentations, Photographs, Videos and Delegate List are available below for your reference