From 14:00 till 16:00
Upcoming Sunday, 28th of February, from 14.00-16.00hrs CET, a very interesting webinar & discussion will be held on Public Private Partnership #Opportunities for #Sustainable #Farming in #India. This program is jointly organized by NICCT & FCCI.
Farming is a primary source of livelihood for about 58% of India’s population. Indian agriculture is multifaceted and accounts for around 16% of the GDP. Despite this, Indian agriculture sector faces several challenges, such as low effective yield, underinvestment in Agri-infrastructure, fragmented land holding, lack of technical skills, lack of crop diversification, poor storage capacity etc. As a result, economic contribution of agriculture to India’s GDP is steadily declining; still this sector is playing a significant role in the overall socio-economic fabric of India. The core of this is the Indian farmer, whose income is way below the national average. Certainly, Indian agriculture sector needs to witness paradigm shift from labour intensive (low-tech) to knowledge intensive (high-tech) sector. Therefore, huge investments and active involvement of young-educated work force are required.
The objectives of this webinar are to discuss:
1) Possibility of introducing PPP (public private partnerships) in the agriculture sector to pump much-needed resources in this sector.
2) How India can focus on crop diversification and still ensure stable income for the farmers.
3) Other important issues such as ensuring minimum income for farmers, building storage capacity, and role of digital technologies (including smart phone) in information sharing about the weather and market situation etc.
The program will be:
Participation is free of costs, but registration is mandatory: https://tiny.cc/farm-ppp
#FCCI and NICCT look forward to welcoming you Sunday upcoming.