India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the apex body of India’s pulses and grains industry and trade along with USA Dry Peas and Lentil Council (USADPALC) jointly hosted a webinar on the ‘Outlook of kharif pulses crop production 2022 and the USA crop update’ under the aegis of the ‘IPGA Knowledge Series. The webinar aimed at giving an in-depth insight into this year’s kharif pulses crop in terms of its production and future outlook of tur, urad and moong. It also highlighted its yield, impact on prices, import-dependence as well as a detailed USA crop update.
The keynote address was delivered by Rohit Kumar Singh, secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India. He said, “Theres likely an impact of uneven rainfall on the kharif pulses crop production. The outlook is not very positive and the erratic rains have been posing a challenge. The Department of Consumer Affairs takes cognisance of the situation in the field, both in terms of availability and prices. Accordingly, interventions are undertaken to keep the pulses prices under control.”
While giving the opening remarks, Bimal Kothari, chairman, IPGA, said, “IPGA has set out a transformation agenda for the industry and trade. In order to pursue this single-mindedly, we are working closely with the government, policy-makers and our foreign partner associations like USA Dry Pea and Lentils Council.”
The webinar had eminent speakers from across India and USA including Rahul Chauhan, director, Igrain India; Pritesh Nandu, partner, Himtalal Hirji & Co; Ritesh Mittal, director, Pan Shree Delhi; Jeff Rumney, vice president, marketing, USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council; Sachin Khurana, India representative, USA Dry Pea and Lentil and Lalit Bangar, chartered accountant.
The web conference witnessed discussions around the production of African tur crop in east African countries, production of Myanmar tur crop and overall outlook on demand and supply of tur in India. It was attended by over 400 trade stakeholders across India and USA.