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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Delhi to host two-day agri-tech investors meet

Business Line
New Delhi, 15 July 2013

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) will hold a two-day Agri-Tech Investors Meet in Delhi during July 18-19 to showcase and commercialise agri-technologies developed under the World Bank-funded National Agriculture Innovation Project. The two-day event is being organised in collaboration with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics. The extraction of organic liquid fertiliser from banana pseudostem sap and a process to produce virgin coconut oil are some of the 70 technologies that were likely to be commercialised during the two-day event – which will be attended by executives from companies such as Mother Dairy, Pepsi and Coromandel International among others. The technologies are from different sectors such as crops, horticulture, food technology, veterinary, agri-engineering, agri-inputs and fisheries among others. “We are bringing in investors for the first time to the event” said S. Ayyappan, Director General, ICAR, stating that creating a robust entrepreneurship climate was the way forward to accelerate agricultural growth.  

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