14 May 2022, New Delhi: The ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, Karnal, Haryana organized the “Interaction Meet with Stakeholders for Promotion of Wheat Export” here today. The Meet was organized in collaboration with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), New Delhi and Society for Advancement of Wheat and Barley Research (SAWBAR), Karnal, Haryana.
Delivering the inaugural address, the Chief Guest, Dr. M Angamuthu, I.A.S. & Chairman, APEDA, New Delhi stressed on the need for the Wheat Exporters to establish “Indian Wheat Brand” and at the same time, to be one step ahead in the competition with the other exporting countries by strictly adopting the global standard and protocols. He also underlined the export of the Agri-products to the tune of 50 Billion USD during 2021-22 by India.
The Guest of Honor, Dr. S.C. Dubey, ADG (Plant Protection & Bio-Safety), ICAR stressed that Karnal Bunt issue can be managed effectively by adopting the good agricultural practices and using the need-based fungicides in Wheat Crop.
The Guest of Honor, Dr. D.D.K. Sharma, Director, BEDF (APEDA), New Delhi urged on identifying and notifying the Karnal Bunt free areas (Cluster-based Approach) across the country so that the Wheat exports can be increased, since, Karnal bunt disease is a major impediment in the Wheat exports.
Dr. M.S. Chauhan, Director, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana outlined the ethical issues in exporting any agricultural products.
Earlier, welcoming the dignitaries, Dr. G.P. Singh, Director, ICAR- briefed about the Institute and its strength in Wheat research & development.
The Meet was aimed at creating the awareness among the Traders, Exporters, FPOs, Farmers, Policy Makers, Researchers and different Stakeholders engaged in Wheat research, production, procurement, policy making and export.
More than 200 participants/ stakeholders engaged in wheat production, processing industries and export from Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh attended the programme.