Government of India is laying a lot of emphasis on the development of Indian agricultural sector and subsequent increase in farmers’income. Agricultural input markets have large implications on welfare of the farmers. On one hand, quality inputs could increase the productivity of the farmers, and on other, lower prices of inputs could reduce the cost of production and thus increase the net income of farmers. The agriculture input markets in India is undergoing numerous changes in terms of scale of operation, participation, and diversification. In the midst of these changes in agricultural input supply and demand, the issue of input regulation has often been overlooked.
CII NR Agri Inputs Summit will focus on:
- The Policies in three major input sectors; seeds, pesticides, and fertilizers
- New policies (Regulations and Acts) which are recently implemented, few recommended and few others yet to be implemented
- Identifying the gaps in regulatory framework at global level and in India in three major inputs i.e., agrochemicals, seeds, and plant nutrients/ fertilizers
- Current Challenges in the agri-input markets: lack of quality seeds and emerging technology policy conundrums in seed sector, lower innovation and research and development in pesticide sector, and subsidy governance in fertilizer sector.
- Proposing Policy & Procedural Inputs for making Indian agriculture globally competitive