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  • Contract farming now has to take roots in MP: Rajnikant Rai, CEO, ITC Agri Business Division

    The state of Madhya Pradesh has made rapid progress in the agricultural sector. Apart from farmers, players like ITC have also managed to reap the benefit from this progress. On the sidelines of ‘Madhya Pradesh’s glorious agri revolution’ conference, Rajnikant Rai, CEO, ITC Agri Business Division, ITC Ltd spoke to Pankaj Joshi and R N Bhaskar. Excerpts:

  • Madhya Pradesh Agri-Revolution: The journey till date

    The first panel discussion ‘What made Madhya Pradesh’s agriculture programme succeed’ focused on the journey of Madhya Pradesh till now. This conversation was around the evolution of the state in agriculture and different factors that enabled the evolution. dignitaries that participated in this discussion included: (in alphabetical order) Rama Chari, head, Materials Science division, RRCAT; Narendra Dhandre, DGM, Netafim; D N Pathak, Executive director (Ed), SOPA; and

  • Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressing ‘MP’s glorious agri-revolution’ conference organised by the Free Press Group and Moneycontrol.com in collaboration with MP agriculture department at Hotel Marriott in Indore on Sunday. Present on the dais (from left) are Free Press Group Managing Director JK Karnani, Indore Mayor Malini Gaud and NABARD CGM SK Bansal.

    FPJ Special! Shivraj Singh Chouhan, experts discuss Madhya Pradesh’s Agri-Revolution

    The Free Press Journal and Moneycontrol.com in collaboration with Madhya Pradesh’s agriculture department organised a conference on MP’s glorious agri-revolution at Indore on Sunday evening. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was the chief guest at the event.

    Indore Mayor Malini Gaud, NABARD CGM S K Bansal, Suhas Joshi (Head-Sustainability, Bayer group), Amit Vatsyayan, Partner at E&Y, Bharat Char (Head R&D at Mahyco), Amitabh Mohan (DGM, NABARD), Rajnikant Rai (CEO, ITC-Agri Business), Narendra Dhandre