Agro & Food Processing

Agro & Food Processing

The Expert Committee of ICC Agri Business Initiative for the year 2018 – 2019 is being led under the Chairmanship of Shrikant Goenka, Premier Irrigation & Aditya Bagri, Bagrry Foods

Given the growing importance of the Agro and Food Processing Sector in the Eastern region, the Indian Chamber of Commerce has formed the largest forum involving all stakeholders in the agro and food processing sector for facilitating growth and development.

This forum is uniquely positioned as an all-industry trade association, representing the interests of every segment of the Agriculture and Food industry from Eastern region, including, Growers, Agri Input Manufacturers, Cold Storage / Cold Chain, Processors, Equipment Provider, Retailers, Foodservice Operators, Logistics Providers, Distributors and Suppliers.

The members of the forum work closely with Central and State Government to suggest policy framework for the development of Food Processing Industries considering socio-economic objectives, training needs, modernization, technological upgradation, quality improvement, productivity, employment generation, exports, etc.

The India International Potato Expo 2008, 2010, 2012, The Second Green Revolution Summit & Expo at Agro Protech 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, Agri Horti Food Fest 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and Assam International Agri Horticultural Show 2014 & 2015 are a few of the many initiatives that the Chamber has taken in promoting Agri business in the state and beyond along with regular delegation being taken to the famous Agri & Food expositions of the world like Anuga, Sial, etc.

The Indian Chamber of Commerce has also been awarded this prestigious European Union funded project under the Asia-Invest Program on “Investing in Sustainable Flower Agriculture and Trade”. The other partners of the project are representatives from Italy, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

ICC Agri Business Initiative to work closely with...
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India
  • Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Government of India
  • Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India
  • Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing, Horticulture, Food Processing Industries, Fisheries, Animal Resources Development of West Bengal Government and with other State Government of Eastern & North Eastern India
  • National Horticulture Board (NHB), Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India
  • APEDA, Tea Board, Spices Board, Coffee Board, MPEDA
  • Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore
  • ICAR & IARI, New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Packaging, Kolkata
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Jadavpur University, BCKV, UBKV, NIFTEM, IICPT
ICC Agri Business Initiative Objectives
  • Identify major bottlenecks that hinder the growth of agriculture and food sector.
  • Identify its competitiveness in the global market and suggest a policy framework that would rejuvenate it.
  • Facilitating the creation and provision of efficient infrastructure for the agriculture and food industry.
  • Sensitizing all the stakeholders including the Central and the State Governments to catalyze the necessary policy changes that are needed to make this sector more vibrant and competitive.
  • Address the conflicting domestic policies relating to production, procurement, pricing and distribution, ineffective subsidy system, regulated domestic markets, lack of infrastructure facilities, low productivity, low value addition, ad hoc export policies.
  • Address training needs as well promotional requirements.
ICC Agri Business Initiative – Expert Committee

The Expert Committee of ICC Agri Business Initiative for the year 2015 – 2017 is being led under the Chairmanship of Mr. Rudra Chatterjee, Executive Director, Luxmi Group.

Title Name Surname Designation Organisation
Mr. Rudra Chatterjee Chairman - ICC Agri Business Initiative Executive Director - Luxmi Tea
Mrs. T S Raji Gain Chief General Manager NABARD
Mr. Bibek Jyothi Roy Deputy Director - Marketing Spices Board
Dr. C.B Singh Regional In-Charge & Eastern General Manager Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority
Mr. Tanvi Afzal Chief General Manager Mother Dairy, Calcutta
Prof. Chittaranjan Kole Vice Chancellor Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya
Mr. Akhtar Karim Managing Director West Bengal State Food Processing & Horticulture Development Corpn. Ltd
Dr. S N Biswas Joint Director of Fisheries (HQ) Department of Fisheries
Mr. Jayanta Kr Aikat Director - Food Processing Department of Food Processing Industries & Horticulture, Government of West Bengal
Mr. Pijush Kanti Pramanick Director - Horticulture Department of Food Processing Industries & Horticulture, Government of West Bengal
Mr. Dibakar Mukhopadhyay Additional  Secretary Animal Resources Development Department, Government of West Bengal
Mr. Godala Kiran Kumar Joint Secretary Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal
Mr. Goutam Mukherjee Joint Director Department of Agricultural Marketing, Government of West Bengal
Mr. Pramod Kr Singh Senior Vice President Abis Exports India Pvt Ltd
Mr. Subhankar Chakraborty Zonal Head East Aditya Birla Retail Limited
Mr. L V Prabhakar General Manager (PSC,SME & Retail Lending) Allahabad Bank
Mr. Harsh Bagla Managing Director Amrit Feeds Ltd
Mr. U K V Raju Chairman Ananda Group
Mr. Prakash Kumar Varthak Zonal head Bank of India
Mr. W V Nagesh Vice President Bayer CropScience Limited
Mr. Manoj Fogla President Bengal Rice Mill Association
Mr. Ravi Todi Managing Director Bengal Tools Ltd
Mr. Achyuth Iyenger Managing Director Cargill Feeds & Nutrition Pvt. Ltd
Mr. Madhab Adhikari Sr Zonal Manager Coromandel International Ltd
Mr. Rajesh Agarwal Director Crystal Logistic Cold Chain Ltd.
Mr. Jogendra Singh Jadon Regional Business Manager E.I. Dupont India Pvt Ltd
Dr Balwinder Bajwa Business Head Edward Food Research & Analysis Centre Ltd. (efrac)
Mr. Vinod N Thacker Partner Elmac Agro Industries (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Ms. Siddhima Thacker Partner Elmac Agro Industries (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Indra Nath Pyne Director Elque & Co
Mr. Manish Agarwal Business Head, East Future Value Retail Ltd.
Mr. Manish Mimani Director Ganesh Grains Ltd
Mr. Sourabh Bhala Operation Heads Godrej Agrovet
Mr. Sita Ram Sharma Chairman Guruji Thandaiwala Pvt Ltd
Mr. Prabhu Shankar Agarwal Chairman Haldiram Bhujiawala Ltd
Mr. Dwijadas Bandhopadhyay Managing Director Herald Food & Commodities (P) Ltd
Mr. Mirza Noor Rashid GM-Tea Excellence Centre & Specialty Exports Hindustan Uniliver Limited
Mr. R K Paul Managing Partner Hindusthan Sweets
Mr. Indraneel Goho President & CEO IFB Agro
Mr. Shanti Swarup Agarwal Managing Director Induss Food Products & Equipments Ltd
Mr. Jayanta Chakaraborty Area Manager Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd
Mr. Amirul Islam Managing Director Jangipur Bengal Mega Food food Park Limited
Mr. S N Jhunjhunwala Chairman & Managing Director JVL Agro Industries Ltd
Mr. Deepak Chorpra CEO JVL Agro Industries Ltd
Mr. Mayank Jalan Director Keventer Agro Ltd.
Mr. S A Faisal Managing Director KGN Enterprise
Mr. Sawantan Majumder Manager Corporate Communication Kirloskar Brothers Limited
Mr. Atul Churiwal Managing Director Krishi Rasayan Exports Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. A K Ghosh Partner Legend Food Industries
Mr. S B Mukherjee CEO Ma Sarada Cold Storage Pvt Ltd.
Mr. Madan Mohan Maity Chairman & Managing Director Maity Poultries Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Goutam Malakar General Manager Metro Cash & Carry
Mr. S N Mitra Chairman & Managing Director Mida & Company  Pvt Ltd
Mr. Aanand Shrikar Zonal Head East Monsanto India Limited
Mr. Raghav Mundhra Director Morarka Organic Foods Limited
Shri R. K Das Deputy Director National Horticulture Board
Mr. Amitava Dey Managing Director Nobile Ice Cream Company
Mr. Arif Mohammad Vice President - Agro Pepsico India Holdings Pvt Limited
Ms. Avanti Murarka Director Potato King Foods
Mr. Shrikant Goenka Managing Director Premier Irrigation Adritec Pvt Ltd
Mr. B S Mann Circle Head Punjab National Bank
Mr. Rajarshi Banerji Director Razban Seafood Ltd.
Mr. Jagannadha Rao Viswanadha Manager F&V Reliance Retail Ltd
Mr. Taj Mohammed President Sea Food Exporters Association, W B Region
Mr. Mohit Kampani CEO Spencers Retail
Mr. Prashant Kumar Chief General Manager State Bank of India
Mr. Subrata Ray Proprietor Suan Scientific Instruments & Equipment
Mr. Arnab Basu Director Switz Foods Pvt Ltd.
Mr. Avnindra Shah Commercial Unit Head, India-East Syngenta India Ltd
Mr. Rohan Ghosh President Tai Industries Limited
Mr. Nishit Thacker Director Thacker Dairy Product Pvt Ltd
Mr. A Mishra General Manager , Agriculture and Rural Business UCO Bank
Mr. Manas Dhar General Manager (Priority Sector excl MSME RRB, PMJDY, FI Lead Bank & SLBC) United Bank of India
Mr. Subit Roy Chowdhury Sr Vice President United Phosphorus Limited
Prof. Biswanath Bandyopadhyay Vice Chancellor Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalay
Mr. S K Dalmia CEO Vinayak Fats & Proteins Pvt Ltd.
Mr. S.N Agarwal Director Yours Food Pvt Ltd
Mr. Sudhakar Rao Desai CEO Emami Biotech Ltd