Indian Agriculture would unleash its true potential in the next 10 years: Firodia

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CII Agro Tech, since its inception in 1994, would play the catalytic force and continues to deliver as the most reliable platform for agri prosperity, Dr Abhay Firodia, Chairman, CII Agro Tech 2016 & Chairman, Force Motors Limited has said .

Dr Firodia asserted that the Indian Agriculture is prepared to unleash its true potential and in the next ten years, would graduate from primary to University.

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is all set to organise the 12th edition of CII Agro Tech 2016 at from November 19 to 22, 2016 at the Parade Ground, sector 17, Chandigarh. Gujarat has confirmed its participation in the event this year.

Addressing a roadshow held in Ahmedabad for the upcoming 12th  edition of CII Agro Tech 2016, , encouraged enterprises in Gujarat to confirm their participation for CII Agro Tech 2016.

Devanshu Gandhi, Immediate Past Chairman, CII Gujarat State Council and Managing Director, Vadilal Industries Limited, said CII has been, working closely with the Governments at the Centre & State for policy advocacy related to Agri and food sectors for the last two decades.

Building Global Competitiveness in Agriculture has been aptly decided as the theme of this event, keeping in view the immense potential that the Indian Agriculture sector has realised today, Gandhi said.

The 12th edition of CII Agro Tech will be spread over 16,000 sqm of gross space. The President of India has been invited as the Chief Guest of the Inaugural Session.

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Appreciating the entrepreneurial spirit of Gujarat, K S Randhawa, Managing Director, Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Limited, confidently said the state had the most comprehensive and new agro business policy that not only attracts investors from Gujarat but also from anywhere within the country. It has been designed to suit the most common and already existing challenges of this industry that include wastage, post-harvest losses and strongly promotes skills enhancement and creating employability.

Randhawa said the state has plenty of funds to be invested; adoption of modern technologies has led to be the no 1 state in productivity of many crops like cotton, onion, potato etc. A friendly policy for the benefit of all stakeholders coupled with measures related to educate the farming fraternity along with tremendous backing of power, infrastructure and logistics has resulted in 50 percent of the employment generated by the state’s Agri GSDP.

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CII Agro Tech boasts of over 200 satisfied exhibitors in every edition and has by now already sold 30 percent of the more than 8000 sqm of display area. Punjab and Haryana have always participated as the Host states. Gujarat too joined the band wagon, as committed by Randhawa, and joined the league of other agrarian participating states.

Showcasing technological advancements in agriculture is a key highlight of CII Agro Tech 2016, which has already received confirmation of international participants from Bulgaria, Canada, China, Italy, Germany, Spain, Netherlands and Turkey and very soon companies based in Israel and USA would also be confirming.

Government of India is planning to establish a Make in India Pavilion to showcase the strengths of food processing sector in India and thereby encourage the agri and food based start-ups, thereby encouraging the bright & intellectual youth to embrace the huge commercial opportunity that could be source of reliable self-employment.

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