International Conference - Day -1

 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE -“Millets & Organics: Opportunities Amidst Challenges”
Day 1:  20.01.2023 (Friday)
Arrival of Participants & Registration  1:00 PM- 01:45 PM
Session I Opening Session Speakers
TIME Thematic Session: Millets, Organics and Naturals
02:00 PM to 02:05 PM Welcome & Introductory Address  – Organics  Shri. Manoj Kumar Menon, Executive Director, ICCOA
02:05 PM to 02:15 PM Key Note Speaker – over view of Organics and Millet Promotion in the state  Shri Shivayogi C. Kalasada, IAS, Secretary to Govt. Department of Agriculture
02:15 PM to 02:30 PM Key Note Speaker – Millets (Overview of Millets Scenario in India and World including Nutritional and Health Aspects) Dr B Dayakar Rao, Director/CEO, Nutrihub ICAR-IIMR, Hyderabad
02:30 PM to 02:45 PM Key Note Speaker – Naturals Shri. Vijay Kumar, Rt. IAS, RYSS, Andhra Pradesh
02:45 PM to 03:10 PM Address by Guest of Honour (International) Mr Gabor Figezky, Policy Expert – IFOAM Germany
03:10 PM to 03:25 PM Address by Special Guest Ms Anita Praveen, IAS, Secy MoFPI, GoI
03:25 PM to 03:40 PM Address by Special Guest Smt Shubha Thakur.IAS, Joint Secretary (Crops, Oil Seeds ), GoI
03:40 PM to 04:00 PM Tea Break
Session II Thematic Session: Millets the Smart Food – Growth through Development & Training 
04:00 PM to 04:15 PM Special address on Landscape of Millets’ R&D Dr CV Ratnavathi, Director, ICAR-IIMR
4:15 PM to 4:50 PM Panel Discussion:  Millets the Smart Food-Growth through Development & Training  Dr PVSM Gouri , ED, AIOI
Mr Sharat B, IAS, Commissioner for Agriculture, Govt of Karnataka
 Mr Sompal Shastry, Ex Mos Agri, GoI
 Dr Tej Partap, Ex VC, GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology
 Mr Mathew John, IFOAM
Ms Sharmila Oswal, Founder India Millet Mission 
Mr K Dorairaj,
4.50 PM- 5.10 PM Scaling Organic and Ecological farming through Entrepreneurs Ms Josephine Rodgers, Executive Director, Access Agriculture, UK
5.10 PM-5.45 PM Panel Discussion: Role of State Governments and their Millet missions.
Chair: Dr Ashok Dalwai, CEO, NRAA
Co-Chair:Dr. Neelam Patel, Sr Advisor, Niti Aayog,
Shri Shivayogi C. Kalasada, IAS, Secretary to Govt. Department of Agriculture
Shri. SS Bajaj, IFoS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, Govt. of Chhattisgarh,
Shri. Basava Purushottam, Principal Secretary (Agrl.) Govt. of Uttarakhand,
Shri Sunil Chauhan, IAS, Commissioner, Govt. of Maharashtra,
Shri Prem Chand Chowdhary, Director, Food & Agricultural Production, Govt. of Odisha,
Shri. Dinesh Kumar, IAS, Principal Secretary Agriculture & Cooperation Department, Government of Rajasthan
Shri Raghunandan Rao, IAS, Secretary Agriculture, Govt of Telangana, 
Sri. Venkataramreddy J Patil- Addl  Director of Agriculture (Organic Farming)