Agenda eAgriculture

  • 1 August 2007, Arcade Hall
    08.00 am – 09.30 am Registration
    09.30 am – 11.00 am Panel Discussion

    Agriculture Development Policy: Towards Faster and More Inclusive Growth – How to Ease Agrarian Crisis Using ICTs

    Chair: Abhijit Sen, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India

    A K Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India

    Dr S A Patil, Director, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi

    S Sivakumar, Chief Executive, ITC-IBD, Secunderabad

    11.00 am – 11.30 am Tea
    11.30 am – 01.00 pm AGRISNET-Strengthening Agricultural Informatics & Communications

    Chair: A K Agarwal, Joint Secretary (IT), DAC Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India

    M Moni, Deputy Director General, National Informatics Centre (NIC), and Dr A K Chaubey, Sr Technical Director, NIC, New Delhi

    Ar Sukumar, Commisioner Agriculture, Government of Andhra Pradesh

    Om Prakash, Secretary Agriculture, Government of Uttrakhand

    Rajneesh Goyal, Commissioner Agriculture, Government of Karnataka

    Amit Majumdar, Scientific Officer, NIC, West Bengal

    J Satyanarayana, CEO, National Institute for Smart Government (NISG), Hyderabad

    01.00 pm – 02.00 pm Lunch
    02.00 pm – 03.30 pm Agriculture Marketing: From Farm to Firm to Fork

    Chair: K S Money, Chairman, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), New Delhi

    U K S Chauhan, Agricultural Marketing Advisor, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India

    Lamon Rutten, Joint Managing Director, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd. (MCX), Mumbai

    Donald Taylor, Chief of Party, Growth Oriented Micro-Enterprise Development Program, Jaipur

    Col P M Das, Senior IT Consultant, MAP_IT, Government of Madhya Pradesh

    Sameer Gupta, Joint Managing Director, Samtech Infonet, New Delhi

    03.30 pm – 04.00 pm Tea
    04.00 pm – 05.30 pm Digital Inclusion for Fostering Rural Prosperity and Grassroots Development

    Chair: M Moni, DDG, NIC, New Delhi

    Rajesh Khullar, Director Agriculture, Government of Haryana

    Deepak Chanduka, GGM(IT&NW) Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd. (TCIL), New Delhi

    Dr G V Ramaraju, Principal Research Director, Media Lab Asia, New Delhi

    Rikin Gandhi, Asst Researcher, Microsoft Research India, Bangalore

    Bijay Nanda, Executive Director, Sandhan Foundation, Bhubaneswar

    07.00 pm – 08.00 pm ICT Leaders Forum

    Chair: R Chandrashekhar, Additional Secretary (e-Governance), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India

    08.00 pm onwards Networking Dinner
    2 August 2007, Arcade Hall
    08.00 am – 09.30 am Registration
    09.30 am – 11.00 am ICT Promise in Education, Research, and Sectoral Growth

    Chair: Dr S Prakash Tewari, Deputy Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi

    Dr Jagdish Hanamant Kulkarni, Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad

    Prof M L Madan, Vice Chancellor, DDU Veterinary University and Cattle Research Institute, Mathura

    Dr S A Patil, Director, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi

    Dr P L Gautam, Vice Chancellor, G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar

    Dr V Balaji, Head, Knowledge Management and Sharing, International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Hyderabad

    11.00 am – 11.30 am Tea
    11.30 am – 01.00 pm Agriculture Finance and Risk Management

    Chair: Dr R Balakrishnan, Executive Director, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Mumbai

    M Parshad, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd (AIC), New Delhi

    K K Gupta, General Manager, NABARD, New Delhi

    Alok Gupta, Managing Director, Samtech Infotech, New Delhi

    Dr V Shunmugam, Chief Economist, MCX, Mumbai

    Dheeraj Rajpal, Zonal Manager, Strategic Initiatives & Channel, ICICI Bank, New Delhi

    01.00 pm – 02.00 pm Lunch
    02.00 pm – 03.30 pm ICTs: A Golden Promise for Agriculture

    Chair: Prof M L Madan, Vice Chancellor, DDU Veterinary University and Cattle Research Institute, Mathura

    Dr Youn-Min Park, Manager, Korean, Agency for Digital Opportunity & Promotion, Seoul

    Dr Anandaraja N, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai

    Dr Sanjay Chaudhary, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology DA-IICT, Gandhinagar

    Gopi Gosh, Asst Representative, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), New Delhi

    J S Sandha, CEO, Jagriti e-Sewa, Punjab

    03.30 pm – 04.30 pm Tea
    04.30 pm – 05.30 pm Valedictory: Building Partnerships Among ICT4D Stakeholders

    Special Address: Dr William Dar, Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India

    Panelists:

    Subhash Kuntia, Joint Secretary, Deparment of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India

    Shantanu Consul, Administrator, Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF), Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communication and IT, Government of India

    A K Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India

    T R Raghunandan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India

     

 

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