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Credit & Insurance: Key to Sustainable Agriculture

January 9, 2018

Organized by SMART AGRIPOST in partnership with Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, MoAFW, Govt. of India, ICRISAT, SatSure and United india Insurance co.Ltd.

Tentative Programme Schedule

9am to 10am Registration  
10:00- 10:45 am Inauguration – Shri Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Hon’ble Agriculture Minister, Government of Telangana*


– Shri Shobhana K Pattanayak, Secretary, Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Government of India


– Dr. Ashok Dalwai, CEO, National Rainfed Area Authority


Shri C Partha Sarthi, APC & Principal Secretary, Government of Telangana,


– Dr. David Bergvinson, DG, ICRISAT


10:45-11:00am Tea  
11am-12:15am Session 1 Challenges before Insurance & Financial Institutions in Implementing Risk Mitigation Mechanisms


Tentative Speakers:

-Mr. T S Vijayan, Chairman, IRDA, Hyderabad*


– Kolli N Rao, Senior Advisor, International Reinsurance And Insurance Consultancy And Broking Services Pvt. Ltd.


Dr. U.S. Saha, Chief General Manager, 



Mr. Pramod Aggarwal, Regional Programme Director, CCAFS*


L. NARAYANA, Chief Manager, Crop Insurance Dept. Head Office, Chennai, United India Insurance Co. Ltd.


-ICICI Lombard*


12:15-1.30pm Session 2 Government Initiatives for Improving Credit Flow & Risk Proofing of Agriculture


Tentative Speakers:


-Dr Ashish Bhutani, Joint Secretary, MoA&FW, (Credit & Insurance)


Smt. Puja Singhal, Secretary (Agriculture), Government of Jharkhand


-Government of Odisha*


Shri B. Rajshekhar, Pr. Secretary (Agriculture), Govt. of Andhra Pradesh*


Sh. Bijay Kumar, Pr.  Secretary (Agri.), Government of Maharashtra*


Shri. S Dwivedi, Chief Executive Officer, General Manager, NABKISAN Finance Limited (NKFL)


1.30pm to 2.30pm Lunch  
02:30 pm to 4pm Session 3 Technology & Innovations

(Use of Remote Sensing & GIS for Decision Making)


Tentative Speakers:

-Dr. David Bergvinson, DG, ICRISAT


-Mr. Prateep Basu, COO, SatSure


-Mr. Mangesh Niranjan Patankar, Senior Underwriter Agriculture, Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd*


-Mr. Anil Bansal, MD, Microsoft India*


Mr. Shibendu Ray, Director, Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre*


 4:00 to 4:45pm Valedictory Session Shri C Partha Sarthi, APC & Principal Secretary, Government of Telangana,
 -Dr Ashish Bhutani, Joint Secretary, MoA&FW, (Credit & Insurance)


4.45pm to 5pm Tea  

(*) To be confirmed

Objective of the Conference:

  • Deliberating on the present status insurance coverage to farmers in India
  • Recognizing & addressing gaps both at policy & implementation levels
  • Highlighting Successful Case Studies
  • Initiatives taken by startups and technology companies
  • Possibilities of Replicating the models in different States
  • The outcomes of the conference will be documented and shared among policy makers, banking and insurance institutions and all other stakeholders
  • Way forward


  • Central & State Government Departments & Institute
  • Private Enterprises
  • Insurance Companies
  • Cooperatives
  • Banking Institutes
  • Weather Forecasting Companies
  • Farmer Producer Companies

Interested companies and individuals may contact Ms Anand Chittrupa- 011-64555667, 49052556 for participation, exhibition and advertisement. Or please write to us at smartagripost@gmail.com, eventsmartagripost@gmail.com or visit : www.smartagripost.com

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Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC)
Hyderabad, Telangana 500081 India
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