Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 20:
KIIT School of Management (KSOM) conducted its 9th National Management Convention on ‘Sustainable Agribusiness in India’ in Odisha capital on February 19 and 20.
The two day convention was attended by eminent speakers including Former VC of Bangalore University PG Chengappa, Associate Dean of Agricultural College Hyderabad Aldas Janaiah and VC of KIIT University PP Mathur among others.
Addressing the convention Chengappa highlighted the essentials to make agriculture economically viable. He gave an overview on the changing context of Indian agriculture, components and schemes of the agribusiness, linking farmers to agribusiness and constraints of agribusiness.
“Agriculture has evolved from subsistence to semi-commercial and commercial mode,” said Chengappa.
In his address, Janaiah gave importance on growth and potential, size and strength, policy environment and constraints of agribusiness.
“The total size of agribusiness is 47 lakh crore amounting to around one-third of the National GDP of India. Technology has played an important role in the growth of agricultural sector over the years,” he added citing facts and figures on the size and strength of the agricultural economy.