India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the association for India’s pulses trade and industry will be hosting a Kharif Crop Outlook Webinar under the aegis of ‘The IPGA Knowledge Series’ at 5 pm on Friday, September 18, 2020. The IPGA Knowledge Series consists of webinars hosted with eminent domain experts from the government, market, and industry to discuss and explore topics of critical interest to the pulses sector in India and the world at large.
The speaker panel for the webinar is expected to include panelists such as Dr. SK Malhotra, Agriculture Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India; Jatin Singh, Founder & Managing Director, Skymet Weather Services; Nirav Desai, Managing Partner, GGN Research: B Krishnamurthy, Managing Director, Four-P International, Chennai; Anish Goyal, Director, AgroPure Capital Foods (GPA Capital Foods) and Nitin Kalantri, CEO, Kalantry Food Products, IPGA has said.
Highlighting about the webinar, Jitu Bheda, Chairman, IPGA said, “It is that time of the year when the entire trade in India and overseas starts to take a closer look at the Kharif harvest and the expected production numbers. This provides the best opportunity to bring domain experts together to try and make sense of what can be expected from this year’s Kharif harvest.”
Bimal Kothari, Vice Chairman, IPGA speaking on the Kharif webinar said, “The omnipresent threat of excess or deficient rainfall at this critical juncture can change the actual production defying the expectations of all experts, not to mention the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar will focus on key aspects such as sowing, expected production, demand and supply, price outlook as well as the quantum of rainfall, weather conditions till the end of the year and expected impact in the upcoming months till the harvest of pulses, especially tur, towards the end of the year, carry-over stock of pulses, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic along with other related issues for Kharif pulses such as urad, moong and tur.”
The webinar panelists would also delve on the challenges faced by the milling sector in the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and strategies adopted by millers to optimise their capacity utilisation and milling margins.
India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) has over 400 direct and indirect members which include individuals, corporates as well as regional pulses traders and processors associations taking its pan-India reach to over 10,000 stakeholders involved in the farming, processing, warehousing and import business of pulses across the entire value chain.