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Cold Chain Summit 2012
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a)     At the inaugural of the 4th Cold Chain Summit 2012, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Ministry of Agriculture, and Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Dr. Saumitra Chaudhuri, Member Planning Commission invited as the Chief Guest, pointed out that there are multiple challenges in developing the cold chain sector and hence there doesn’t exist one single solution. It will be necessary to address the individual issues given the complexities of the cold chain sector. States recognize moving toward horticulture and animal husbandry will help enhance farmers’ incomes and also offer lower price to consumers. But for this to happen, building integrated supply chains will be very critical and it will be important to arrive at a consensus that the changes suggested are in the overall national interest.

 

b)     Mr. Ashish Bahuguna, Secretary Agriculture in his keynote address reiterated the need to align strategies to address the issues faced by the states, farmers and consumers. He welcomed proposals on actionable initiatives that can be implemented at the state level for which government support would be available. He also emphasized the need to adopt a farm to fork approach, creating backward linkages with farmers to ensure better returns.

 

c)     Mr. Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Chairman CII National Council Agriculture and Vice Chairman and MD Bharti Enterprises Ltd. observed that continuing high food inflation in the country has brought into focus the supply side constraints, especially related to perishables. He emphasized that the development of marketing infrastructure, storage infrastructure, warehousing and cold chains will go a long way in addressing the growth of agriculture and food processing sector as also mitigating inflation. He reiterated the importance of FDI in multi-brand retail and said it would be the single largest catalyst that would provide the right impetus to the development of cold chains in India.

 

d)     Mr. Sanjeev Chopra, Jt Secretary and Mission Director (NHM) in his theme address highlighted the positive trends in the cold chain industry over the last decade; 50% of the growth in this sector has taken place in the last 10 years and the growth has been higher than the growth of perishable production. Nevertheless there is a gap in the infrastructure facilities available. He reiterated that with the creation of technical standards, we should expect to see new investments that service multi commodity perishables.   .

 

e)     Mr. B Thiagarajan, Chairman, CII Taskforce on Cold Chain Development and President Blue Star Limited while setting the scene on current state and challenges in development and growth of cold chain pointed out that it is important to improve the cold chain sector but there are several barriers like the APMC Act restrictions, issues related to viability gap funding, high resource cost, etc. He highlighted the need to document success stories specific to commodities and geographical areas which can be scaled and replicated referring to the CII initiatives of developing the banana value chain in Tamil Nadu with the Banana Growers’ Association. Although FDI is an important lever for successful transformation of cold chain services, investments so far have been negligible. Agriculture is still not an attractive investment option for banks, and private sector as they face several problems dealing with agricultural sector.  

 

f)      Mr. Ravichandran Purushothaman, Chairman, CII Cold Chain Summit 2012 and Senior Director (Asia Pacific), Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd. in his concluding remarks and vote of thanks highlighted the need for low cost innovative technologies that can be adaptable to Indian conditions in developing cold chains.

 

g)    Apart from the Senior Officials from the Central Government and State Governments, participants included officials from State Horticulture Boards, equipment manufacturers; logistics service providers, retail end users, and farmer representatives in cold chain across the country, as also international experts. More than 250 delegates attended the Summit which also showcased the new cold chain technologies through an exhibition. 

 
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The Cold Chain Summit 2012 was organized by CII on 29-30 August, 2012 at New Delhi.

At the inaugural of the 4th Cold Chain Summit 2012, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Ministry of Agriculture, and Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Dr. Saumitra Chaudhuri, Member Planning Commission invited as the Chief Guest, pointed out that there are multiple challenges in developing the cold chain sector and hence there doesn’t exist one single solution. It will be necessary to address the individual issues given the complexities of the cold chain sector. States recognize moving toward horticulture and animal husbandry will help enhance farmers’ incomes and also offer lower price to consumers. But for this to happen, building integrated supply chains will be very critical and it will be important to arrive at a consensus that the changes suggested are in the overall national interest.

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Mr B Thiagarajan, Mr Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Mr Sanjeev Chopra, Mr Ashish Bahuguna, Dr Saumitra Chaudhuri and Mr Ravichandran Purushothaman Lighting of Lamp at the Inaugural Session of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr B Thiagarajan, Chairman, CII Task Force on Cold Chain Development and President, Blue Star Ltd delivering welcome address and Setting the Scene on Current State and Challenges in Development and Growth of Cold Chain at the Inaugural Session of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Chairman, CII National Council on Agriculture and Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Bharti Enterprises Ltd delivering special address at the Inaugural Session of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Sanjeev Chopra, Joint Secretary and Mission Director (NHM), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India delivering theme address at the Inaugural Session of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Ashish Bahuguna, Secretary (Agriculture), Government of India addressing at the Cold Chain Summit 2012
Dr Saumitra Chaudhuri, Member, Planning Commission, Government of India addressing at the Cold Chain Summit 2012
Mr Ravichandran Purushothaman, Chairman, CII Cold Chain Summit 2012 and Senior Director (Asia Pacific), Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd delivering concluding remarks and vote of thanks at the Inaugural Session of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Inauguration of Exhibition at the Inaugural Session of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Session Chairman Mr Sanjeev Chopra, Joint Secretary Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India delivering opening remarks at the Session II: National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD): Key Enabler-Sharing the Road Map of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Pawanexh Kohli, Principal Adviser, Cross Tree-techno visors addressing Session II: National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD): Key Enabler-Sharing the Road Map of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Naresh K Jawa, Chief Executive Officer, Fresh & Healthy Enterprises Ltd addressing Session II: National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD): Key Enabler-Sharing the Road Map of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr B Thiagarajan, President, Blue Star Ltd addressing Session II: National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD): Key Enabler-Sharing the Road Map of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Jagmit Singh, President, AIACRA and Managing Director, FREEZEKING addressing Session II: National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD): Key Enabler-Sharing the Road Map of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr M S Manjunath, Leader-Business Creation, Climate Solution (Cold Chain), Ingersoll Rand International (I) Ltd addressing Session II: National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD): Key Enabler-Sharing the Road Map of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr R K Sharma addressing Session II: National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD): Key Enabler-Sharing the Road Map of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD): Key Enabler-Sharing the Road Map - An Open House Discussion
Session Chairman Mr Sanjeev Chopra, Joint Secretary Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India delivering concluding remarks at the Session II: National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD): Key Enabler-Sharing the Road Map of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Session Chairman Mr J P Meena, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India delivering opening remarks at the Session III: Is Cold Chain Development Critical for the growth and sustainability of Food Processing Sector? Current state challenges and idea generation to mitigate the challenges of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Frozen Food Industry Prospects & Problems by Mr S K Sharma, Managing Director, Global AgriSystem Ltd
Mr Akshay Bector, Chairman and Managing Director, Mrs Bector’s Foods Pvt. Ltd addressing Session III: Is Cold Chain Development Critical for the growth and sustainability of Food Processing Sector? Current state challenges and idea generation to mitigate the challenges at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Rajender Gaddam, Managing Director, Srini Food Park addressing Session III: Is Cold Chain Development Critical for the growth and sustainability of Food Processing Sector? Current state challenges and idea generation to mitigate the challenges at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Bhupinder Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Vista Foods Pvt. Ltd addressing Session III: Is Cold Chain Development Critical for the growth and sustainability of Food Processing Sector? Current state challenges and idea generation to mitigate the challenges at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Sanjay Nandrajog, Chief Executive Officer, Fieldfresh Foods Pvt. Ltd addressing Session III: Is Cold Chain Development Critical for the growth and sustainability of Food Processing Sector? Current state challenges and idea generation to mitigate the challenges at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Is Cold Chain Development Critical for the growth and sustainability of Food Processing Sector? Current state challenges and idea generation to mitigate the challenges - An Open House Discussion
Session Chairman Mr J P Meena, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India delivering concluding remarks at the Session III: Is Cold Chain Development Critical for the growth and sustainability of Food Processing Sector? Current state challenges and idea generation to mitigate the challenges of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Session Chairman Mr R K Sharma delivering opening remarks at the Session-IV: Movement of Perishables up to Retail: Users Perspective of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Pawanexh Kohli, Principal Adviser, Cross Tree-techno visors addressing Session-IV: Movement of Perishables up to Retail: Users Perspective at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Rajesh Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Crystal Logistic CoolChain Pvt. Ltd addressing Session-IV: Movement of Perishables up to Retail: Users Perspective at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Anil Arora, Managing Director, M J Logistics Services Ltd addressing Session-IV: Movement of Perishables up to Retail: Users Perspective at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Ashish Shankar, Director, Aromatrix Flora Pvt. Ltd addressing Session-IV: Movement of Perishables up to Retail: Users Perspective at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Kapil Patwa, Director, Eskay Goods & Suppliers Pvt. Ltd addressing Session-IV: Movement of Perishables up to Retail: Users Perspective at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Movement of Perishables up to Retail: Users Perspective - An Open House Discussion
Session Chairman Mr R Krishan delivering opening remarks at the Session V: Interactive Session with State Governments/State Horticulture Boards of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr M S Devanikar, Managing Director, Maharashtra State Horticulture & Medicinal Plant Board addressing Session V: Interactive Session with State Governments/State Horticulture Boards at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Rajesh Sinha, Additional Secretary (Agriculture & Agri Marketing), Government of West Bengal addressing Session V: Interactive Session with State Governments/State Horticulture Boards at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Integrated Cold Chain mediated supply chain management of banana by Mr A P Karuppiah, Secretary, Theni Dist Banana Growers Association & Proprietor/Managing Partner, Fam Fresh Banana-Tamil Nadu
Presnetation on "South-North Rail linked Inter-state Agri-Horti Business Development" by Mr E Vadivel, Project Officer (Precision Farming), Directorate of Extension Education, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
State Governments/State Horticulture Boards - An Open House Discussion
Session Chairman Mr R Krishan delivering concluding remarks at the Session V: Interactive Session with State Governments/State Horticulture Boards of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Moderator Mr Vivek Bharti, Executive Director, Pepsico Holdings India (P) Ltd addressing CEOs Conclave at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Rakesh Kacker, Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India addressing CEOs Conclave at the Cold Chain Summit 2012
Mr Vir S Advani, Executive Director & President, Blue Star Ltd addressing CEOs Conclave at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr P V Balasubramanian, Chairman and Managing Director, Rinac India Ltd addressing CEOs Conclave at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Naresh K Jawa, Chief Executive Officer, Fresh & Healthy Enterprises Ltd addressing CEOs Conclave at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Mahendra Swarup, President, Federation of Cold Storage Association of India addressing CEOs Conclave at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Rajender Gaddam, Managing Director, Srini Food Park addressing CEOs Conclave at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Noel Ryan, President, Danfoss Industries Ltd addressing CEOs Conclave at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
CEOs Conclave - An Open House Discussion
Mr Rakesh Kacker, Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India delivering concluding remarks at the session "CEOs Conclave" of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Session Chairman Mr Arvind Surange, Chairman, ACR Project Consultants P Ltd delivering opening remarks at the Session VI: Applying Global Know-how and Energy Efficient Technologies to address Indian Challenges in Development of Cold Chain Infrastructure of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Ashok Mirchandani, President & CEO (Asia Pacific), Carrier-Transicold addressing Session VI: Applying Global Know-how and Energy Efficient Technologies to address Indian Challenges in Development of Cold Chain Infrastructure at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Indian Cold Chain by Mr Carsten Dahlgaard, Global Marketing Director, Danfoss A/S-Denmark
Mr R Abel Gnanakumar, Director (Asia Pacific), Emerson Climate Technologies-Hong Kong addressing Session VI: Applying Global Know-how and Energy Efficient Technologies to address Indian Challenges in Development of Cold Chain Infrastructure at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr M S Manjunath, Leader (Cold Chain Development), Ingersoll Rand International (I) Ltd addressing Session VI: Applying Global Know-how and Energy Efficient Technologies to address Indian Challenges in Development of Cold Chain Infrastructure at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Isaac Emmanuel, Head-New Markets, Bayer Material Science addressing Session VI: Applying Global Know-how and Energy Efficient Technologies to address Indian Challenges in Development of Cold Chain Infrastructure at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Session Chairman Mr Arvind Surange, Chairman, ACR Project Consultants P Ltd delivering concluding remarks at the Session VI: Applying Global Know-how and Energy Efficient Technologies to address Indian Challenges in Development of Cold Chain Infrastructure of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Session Chairman Mr B B Pattanaik, Managing Director, Central Warehousing Corporation delivering opening remarks at the Session VII: Perspective of End-Users of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Mahendra Swarup, President, Federation of Cold Storage Association of India addressing Session VII: Perspective of End-Users at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr M Srinivas Reddy addressing Session VII: Perspective of End-Users at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr S K Sharma, Managing Director, Global AgriSystem Ltd addressing Session VII: Perspective of End-Users at the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Cold Chain Perspective of End-Users - An Open House Discussion
Session Chairman Mr B B Pattanaik, Managing Director, Central Warehousing Corporation delivering concluding remarks at the Session VII: Perspective of End-Users of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr B Thiagarajan, Chairman, CII Task Force on Cold Chain Development and President, Blue Star Ltd delivering welcome address at the Valedictory Session of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Salil Singhal, Co-Chairman, CII National Council on Agriculture & Chairman, P I Industries Ltd delivering Special Address “Cold Chain-An Integral Part of the Agricultural Development” at the Valedictory Session of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Presentation on Recommendations and Way Forward by Mr Gokul Patnaik, Chairman, Global AgriSystem Pvt. Ltd at the Valedictory Session of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Sanjeev Chopra, Joint Secretary and Mission Director (NHM), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India addressing at the Valedictory Session of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
Mr Ravichandran Purushothaman, Chairman, CII Colt Chain Summit 2012 and Senior Director (Asia Pacific), Danfoss Industries Pvt. Ltd delivering concluding remarks and vote of thanks at the Valedictory Session of the Cold Chain Summit 2012.
 
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