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Achieving a Breakthrough in Food Security and Economic Growth: the Agriculture Corridor
Liberalization and globalization in agriculture products has opened many new opportunities for India, with near self-sufficiency in agricultural inputs, low costs of labor and its diverse agro climatic profile supporting a wide range of agricultural export products. From the standpoint of food security, the most important initiative India has embarked on is Agriculture Corridor. This session threw light on one of India's most auspicious and audacious attempts to make this initiative another green revolution and how this could be relevant to both public and private sectors of Japan.
The highlight of the session was the announcement of "Smart-Agriculture and Knowledge Corridor" for India by Vibhav Kant Upadhyay, Founder & Director General, IJGPS and Chairman, India Center Foundation, India who gave a general overview of the proposed initiative of the Agriculture Corridor.
Expounding its distinctive features, i.e., focus on the 5 Ps, which are policy, processing, packaging, preservation, and power, he explained how this corridor covering approximately 51% of the total geographical area of India could bring in a second green revolution for India.
Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Bharti Enterprises, India
Gokul Patnaik, Chairman, Global Agrisystems, India
Sam Pitroda, Chairman India Japan Global Partnership Summit and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Information, Infrastructure and Innovation, Government of India
Sompal Shastri, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Water Resources, India
Haruo Shimada, Former Special Advisor for Economic and Fiscal Policy to the Cabinet Office of Japanese Prime Minister
Tay Kheng Soon, Principal Architect, Akitek Tenggara and Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Hiroyuki Suematsu, Director-General, Forest Policy Planning Department, Forestry Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan
Vibhav Kant Upadhyay, Founder & Director General, India-Japan Global Partnership Summit and Chairman, India Center Foundation, India
Sanjeev Asthana, Chairman, I-Farms, India
India-Japan Global Partnership Summit 2011 was held at The Prince Park Tower Tokyo from September 5th ~ 7th, 2011.
Find out more at http://indiajapansummit.org