Governor stresses on certification of organic products for improved credibility
The 12th Edition of CII’s biennial Agricultural gala event – CII Agro Tech 2016 concluded today. HE Shri VP Singh Badnore, Governor, Punjab and Administrator Chandigarh UT was the Chief Guest on the occasion. He emphasised the need to boost partnerships that can bring Farmers, Academia, R&D Institutes & Industry together to develop cost effective technologies to take India’s agriculture sector to next level of development. He also stressed on the fact that only certified organic products should be produced by the farmers for improved credibility. Governor said, ‘CII Agro Tech 2016 helped create linkages between crop producers and consumers for value addition and value creation. We encourage farmers to adopt solutions to utilise the stubble effectively rather than burning it. Turning towards crop rotation, organic farming, use of solar energy etc should be the mandate of the farmers. Education in the agriculture sector holds great importance so the farms can be transitioned into production cum marketing centres and more agripreneurs can be created out of agriculturists.’ He lauded the efforts of CII and said that the farmers are benefited by the new technology that is being launched in such expositions. Others who graced the occasion were Shri Om Parkash Dhankar, Agriculture Minister, Government of Haryana, Mr Gurmeet Singh Bhatia, Vice Chairman, CII Punjab State Council & Chairman, Ajooni Biotech Pvt Ltd, Mr Babu Khan, Regional Director, CII Northern Region and Ms Rumjhum Chatterjee, Chairman CII Northern Region. Summing up the event, Ms Rumjhum Chatterjee, Chairman CII Northern Region said that with growing interest from around the world, CII Agro Tech today has become an international exposition. ‘This year in Agro Tech, we tried to cover all important aspects of agriculture and allied sectors through 6 concurrent shows that included Farm Tech, Good Earth, Advanced Technology Pavilion, Livestock Expo, Food Tech, Implementex and Irrigation & Water Management. The Agro Tech 2016 Conferences were addressed by 69 experts and attended by over 500 participants. In addition to the conferences, we had four country specific sessions, attended by 230 delegates.’ She mentioned that the special conferences and pavilions were a big hit among the farmers and visitors. These included CEOs Conclave, Agri Startup sessions, Agri Hackathon – in which a total of 67 students from top Universities and Institutions pitched their innovative ideas and won prizes. ‘CII Agro Tech 2016 also attracted large number of farmers. We had farmer delegations from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh. On the international front, we had 47 overseas exhibitors from 13 countries including Israel as the partner country, Canada, UK, Germany, Pakistan, Malaysia, South Africa, China, Denmark, UK, USA, Turkey, Spain, The Netherlands etc. The event also attracted diplomats from more than 20 countries,’ added Chatterjee.
Gurmeet Singh Bhatia, Vice Chairman, CII Punjab State Council thanked the dignitaries and said that CII Agro Tech 2016, with its theme ‘Building Global Competitiveness’ has dwelled upon Agricultural issues in great detail. ‘Many ideas and suggestions have emerged from these interactions and awareness on international best practices has been created. I am sure; going forward these outcomes will be useful for policy makers, academicians and industry alike,’ said Bhatia.The four day exposition concluded with a promise to return in a bigger format. The next edition of CII Agro-Tech will be held in 2018 from December 1-4.Trophies were presented to the Focus countries of Canada and Germany, Guest country of Great Britain and partner states of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Host states Punjab and Haryana were also recognised. Awards were presented to the winners of Best Display at different Pavilions.
Winners of Best Display Award in various Pavilions
The first Prize for the best stall display of Farm Tech in farm services went to Agriculture Skill Council of India with Second Prize in farm services given to Advance Tech India Pvt Ltd. Farm Tech. First Prize for the best stall display at Farm Tech went to Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd and the second Prize was bagged by Balkrishan Industries (BKT).
The first Prize in Food Tech for Turnkey Service Provider went to Arctic Refrigeration Ltd and second prize - Frick India Ltd. First Prize for the best stall display, in the FOOD TECH went to Blue Star Ltd and second prize was given to Rinac India Ltd. First Prize in Good Earth for MSME Category went to Blue Stallion Equipments Pvt Ltd and Second Prize in MSME Category went to Biocarve Seeds. First Prize for the best stall display, in GOOD EARTH was given to DCM Shriram Ltd with Second Prize bagged by Parry Enterprises India Ltd (Tuflex India). First Prize for the best stall display, in IMPLEMENTEX for the Indoor Display Category went to Groz Engineering Tools and Second Prize went to National Engineering Industries Ltd.
First Prize for the best stall display, in IMPLEMENTEX was given to Tirth Agro Technology Pvt Ltd (Shaktiman) and Second Prize to JCB India Ltd. First Prize for the best stall display, in LIVESTOCK EXPO for the MSME Category went to Lakshya Food (India) Ltd and second prize to N K Dairy Equipments. First Prize for the best stall display, in LIVESTOCK EXPO went to VH Group and Second Prize to Nutech Engineering Technologies.
First Prize for the best stall display, in IRRIGATION & WATER MANAGEMENT for the MSME Category went to Inter Solar Systems Pvt Ltd and Second Prize to Chemvin Industries. First Prize for the best stall display, in IRRIGATION & WATER MANAGEMENT EXPO was given to Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd and Second Prize to Kirloskar Brothers Ltd. In the International Pavilion, First Prize for the best stall display, went to Ognibene India Pvt Ltd and Second Prize to Hema Endustri A.S. Special recognition trophies were given to International Tractors Ltd (Sonalika) and Force Motors Ltd.