The Government is open and keen to work for the betterment of farmers

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The Government is open and keen to work for the betterment of farmers – Mr. Ashish Bahuguna, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India

Suggests regular consultation between Industry and Ministry on various Agri Issues

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NewZNew (Chandigarh) : “The Government is open and keen to work for the betterment of the farmers”, emphasised Mr Ashish Bahuguna, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India at a CEO Roundtable organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as a part of CII Agro Tech 2014, at CII NR Headquarters in sector 31 A, here today. Deliberating on key policies concerning the agricultural sector, the interactive session saw representatives of the Indian Agro industries engaging in discussions on APMC Reforms, risk mitigation, access to finance, nutrient based policies and issues concerning seed, fertilizers, irrigation and technology.

At the CEO Roundtable organized on the opening day of India’s premier biennial agro technology and business fair, top names from the industry put forth their recommendations for further consideration of the central government. The session was attended by key dignitaries from Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and leading organizations from the agricultural sector including Dr. Pawan Goenka, Chairman CII Agro Tech 2014 & Executive Director & President, Automative & Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Mr. Salil Singhal, Co Chairman, CII National Council on Agriculture & Chairman, PI Industries, Mr. Rajesh Srivastava – Co Chairman, CII Agro Tech 2014 Conferences and Chairman & MD, Rabo Equity Advisors, Mr. Gokul Patnaik, Co Chairman, CII Agro Tech 2014 Conferences, Mr Zubin Irani, Chairman, CII NR & President, Building & Industrial Systems (India) United Technologies Corporation India Private Limited, among 30 other leading CEO’s.

Mr. Ashish Bahuguna encouraged industry leaders to share their recommendations and proposals for further consideration and made it clear that government is very much open and keen to work for the betterment of farmers. Stressing on the ultimate goal to help farmers and related businesses, Mr. Bahuguna discussed series of measures and expected reforms at length with the industry leaders.

Mr. Bahuguna assured the business leaders of taking their recommendations in account while formulating new policies that will best help the farmers of the country and the related businesses to grow as expected. Many agriculture sector related bills and policies are expected to be tabled in the early session of the next year.