Master Programme
Day 2

Digital Transformation for Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security

Day 2: Saturday, 5 November 2022

Conference on
Sustainable Dairy & Livestock Management Practices
Saturday, 5th November 2022, Hotel Shivalikview, Sector 17, Chandigarh
1030-1300 hrs

1030-1130 hrs

Inaugural Session

Dairy cattle selection programs aim to improve the profitability and sustainability of the dairy industry, either by targeting traits that increase revenues or traits that reduce expenses. These breeding objectives are typically addressed using selection indices, in which relevant traits are combined and weighted according to their economic importance Genetic selection is a very powerful tool for achieving lasting gains in dairy cattle performance. Contrary to improvements in nutrition, management or cow comfort, changes achieved through selection are incremental, cumulative, and permanent, which makes genetic improvement a very cost-effective strategy


Mr Ramit Bharti Mittal
Co-Chairman, CIIRegionalCommitteeonAgriculture,
Executive Chairman & Director
Gourmet Investments Pvt Ltd


Embassy of The Netherlands
(speaker details awaited)


Mr Sumit Sharma
Regional Director
Indo-German Chamber of Commerce


Dr Dheer Singh*
National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI)

Special Address

Dr R S Sodhi*
Managing Director
Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, Ltd

Keynote Speaker

Mr Vikas Pratap*
Principal Secretary
Department of Animal Husbandry (AH) Dairy
Development and Fisheries, Government of Punjab

Chief Guest

Shri Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal *
Hon’ble Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries &
Dairy Development, Government of Punjab

Summing Up

Mr Ramit Bharti Mittal

1130-1300 hrs

Session on Sustainable Practices in Dairy & Livestock Management

This session will focus on :

  • Importance of Genetics and Sex Sorted Semen in improving herd profitability
  • How nutrition play role in increasing herd profitability
  • Importance of Livestock Management/ Health of Herd in Commercial Dairy
  • Animal Care Practices for low GHG emissions

Session Chair

Mr Vijay Teng*
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Mr Himanshu Jain*
MD & President- Indian Sub-Continent
Diversey Ltd

Mr Pranatharthiharan Natarajan
Business Development Lead India
Thyssenkrupp Ltd

Dr Prakash Kalarickal
Vice President – Business Development
Sexing Technologies USA

Dr ChirantanKadian
Indian Veterinary Association

MsSrivalli Krishnan
Senior Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr Shivi Maini
General Manager – Technical
Indian Herbs

Concluding Remarks

Mr Vijay Teng

Kisan Goshthee – 2
Opportunities & Challenges in Commercial Dairy Farming
Saturday, 5th November 2022, Parade Ground, Chandigarh

1030 – 1230 hrs

CEOs Roundtable with World Economic Forum on
Digital Agriculture
Saturday, 5th November 2022, CII Northern Regional Headquarters

1100-1300 hrs

*To be organized by FACE

Startup Pitch Sessions
Saturday, 5th November 2022, CII Northern Regional Headquarters

1400-1700 hrs

*To be organized by FACE

Kisan Goshthee – 3
Need for Water Conservation in Agriculture: Role of Direct Seeded Rice
Saturday, 5th November 2022, Parade Ground, Chandigarh

1430 – 1315 hrs

Kisan Goshthee – 4
PraliKisaan ki Mitra yaDushman, ChaleJaniye
Saturday, 5th November 2022, Parade Ground, Chandigarh

1530 – 1730 hrs

Haryana State Session:
Strengthening FPOs for Sustainable Horticulture
Saturday, 5th November 2022, Hotel Shivalikview, Sector 17, Chandigarh

1330 – 1630 hrs

Session Deliverables:

  • Strengthening Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) so as to plan and implement product-specific
    cluster/commercial crop cycles.
  • Capacity and competency building for enhanced productivity.
  • Ensuring access to and usage of quality inputs and services for intensive agriculture production and
    enhancing cluster competitiveness.
  • Facilitating access to fair and remunerative markets including linking of producer groups to marketing
    opportunities through market aggregators.
  • Facilitating financial support/ access to insurance to FPOs

To be organized by Department of Horticulture, Government of Haryana

End of Day 2