National Symposium on Agriculture 2019

Feb 26, 201908:00 - 17:00Indian Habitat Centre (IHC), New Delhi

The Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP), Indian School of Business (ISB) Mohali will host the National Symposium on Agriculture on February 06, 2019 at Juniper Hall, Indian Habitat Centre (IHC), New Delhi, India.

This symposium will deliberate on the crisis facing India’s agrarian economy and discuss policy alternatives and use of technology to increase farmer’s wellbeing. It will also focus on the role agriculture can play in achieving social and economic outcomes beyond merely improving farmer’s livelihoods through panel discussions. 

The symposium aims to build a community focussing on a holistic approach to agricultural development in India around:

  • Short Term Policy Options to Address Farmers Distress 
  • Role of Technology and Markets in Agriculture 
  • Social Outcomes of agricultural policies 
     

The symposium will be keynoted by Dr. Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India with a closing ceremony addressed by Mr. Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, President, Confederation of Indian Industries and Chairman, Advisory Council of Bharti Institute of Public Policy at ISB Mohali. The symposium will bring together eminent scientists, academicians, NGO representatives, and industry leaders.

Symposium details

Schedule

9.00 am-9.30am      

Registration/ Tea and Snacks
 

9.30am-9.45 am

Welcome Address
Prof. Ashwini Chhatre, Academic Director, BIPP, ISB

9.45am-10.30am

Keynote Address
Dr.  Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, GOI

10.30am-11.30 am

Panel Discussion 1: Short-Term Measures to Address Framer Distress
Moderator: Mr. T. Nanda Kumar, IAS (Retd), Former Secretary, Agriculture
Panelists: Dr. Ashok Gulati, ICRIER
                Mr. Harish Damodaran, Indian Express 
                Ms. Kalvakuntla Kavitha, MP (Telangana)
                Mr. Ajai Veer Jakhar, Chairman, Punjab State Farmers Commission                 

11.30 am-12.00 pm

Tea Break
 

12.00 pm-1.00 pm

Panel Discussion 2: Role of Technology and Markets in Agriculture
Moderator: Dr. Aruna Sharma, IAS (Retd.), Member, RBI Committee on Digital Payments
Panelists:
                 Mr. Jatin Singh, CEO, Skymet Weather
                 Dr. Richa Kumar, IIT, Delhi
                 Dr. Suhas P. Wani, Ex-Director, ICRISAT
                 Dr. Sukhpal Singh, IIM, Ahmedabad

1.00 pm- 2.15 pm
 

Lunch

2.15 pm-3.15 pm

Panel Discussion 3: Social Outcomes of agricultural policies 
Moderator: P. Sainath, Founder Editor, People's Archive of Rural India (to confirm)
Panelists: Ms. Anne-Sophie Poisot, FAO, UN
                 Dr. Pramod Joshi, IFPRI
                 Mr. Sanjiv Phansalkar, Tata Trust
                 Mr. Vijay Sardana, CDAC, SEBI

3.15 pm-3.35 pm

Valedictory Address:
Mr. Rakesh B Mittal, President, CII and Chairperson, Advisory Council, BIPP

3.35 pm-3.45 pm

Vote of Thanks
Prof. Ashwini Chhatre, Academic Director, BIPP, ISB

Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, GOI

Panel 1: Short Term Policy Options to Address Farmers Distress
Moderator: Mr. T Nanda Kumar (IAS, Rtd)
Panelists: Dr. Ashok Gulati, ICRIER
                Mr. Harish Damodaran, Indian Express
                Ms. Kalvakuntla Kavitha, MP (Telangana)
                Mr. Ajai Veer Jakhar, Chairman, Punjab State Farmers Commission   

Panel Discussion 2: Role of Technology and Markets in Agriculture
Moderator: Dr. Aruna Sharma, IAS (Retd.), Member, RBI Committee on Digital Payments
Panelists:  Mr. Jatin Singh, CEO, Skymet Weather
                 Dr. Richa Kumar, IIT, Delhi
                 Dr. Suhas P. Wani, Ex-Director, ICRISAT
                 Dr. Sukhpal Singh, IIM, Ahmedabad

Panel Discussion 3: Social Outcomes
Moderator: P. Sainath, Founder Editor, People’s Archive of Rural India (to confirm)
Panelists: Ms. Anne-Sophie Poisot, FAO, UN
                 Dr. Pramod Joshi, IFPRI
                 Mr. Sanjiv Phansalkar, Tata Trust
                 Mr. Vijay Sardana, CDAC, SEBI