Dr. S K Malhotra presently working as Agriculture Commissioner in the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare has over 30 years’ experience as Scientist & techno-administrator in National Agriculture Research System.
Dr. Malhotra is currently providing leadership in agriculture policy planning, program development and administration of Mission Programmes such as National Food Security Mission. He is a widely travelled and represented India in more than 24 international programmes.
Ms. Manisha Gupta, Editor – Commodities & Currencies for CNBC-TV18, is the only credible face on India media covering domestic and global commodities and currencies, which she has been following for more than a decade now. Manisha covers agriculture and related sectors and also the non-Agro sector with equal elan. Apart from covering the live market she also anchors the Weekly show Commodity Champions.
You can also catch her on the Hindi channel CNBC Awaaz and Gujarati channel CNBC Bajar. Prior to joining Network 18, she was heading Commodity research for leading brokerage firms. She is an MBA and PG in International Export/Imports regulations.
A veteran and a visionary in agri-weather risk management, Makarand Kulkarni is leading the development of cutting edge technology as the Chief Product Planning & Quality at Skymet Weather Services Pvt Ltd. Armed with nearly three decades of extensive research and expertise in predictive analysis, risk modelling, time series forecasting, weather prediction and crop yield modelling, Makarand has successfully, applied multi-model ensemble technique to generate seasonal forecast for Indian region, thereby connecting it with better crop yield.
A celebrated and respected authority in his field, Dr. Kulkarni, has been instrumental in the development and application of extended range forecast system for climate risk management in agriculture as well as the creation of a dynamic climatological study of precipitation over Maharashtra using conventional and remote sensed data.
Mr. Nirav Desai, Managing Partner of GGN Research and Managing Director of Nikhil Commodities has over a decade of experience in Pulses and Oilseeds sector. He is an expert in conducting market research studies and has vast experience in future market of agricultural commodities.
An expert on Indian Agro Futures, Nirav is on the Advisory Board and Product Committee of both NCDEX and MCX. He is also an Executive Committee Member of the Solvent Extractors Association of India.
Nirav has been invited to National and International Conferences to present research papers on subjects like Cost of Agricultural Commodities to an Indian Farmer; Rabi and Kharif Crop Outlook for various agri-commodities including Pulses, Oilseeds, to name a few.
Nirav is regularly invited to share his expertise and views in Pulses and Oilseed by leading news channels like CNBC Awaaz, Zee Business and UTV Bloomberg.
Mr. B Krishnamurthy, a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary, is the Managing Director of Four P International which is into the business of trading and milling of pulses, primarily Black Matpe (Urad) for the last two decades.
Four P, ever since its inception under the leadership of Mr. Krishnamurthy, has generated enormous goodwill and acquired the reputation in the Indian and International market as an organization known to honour its commitments under all circumstances, which in an industry with high price volatility is huge, is an extremely tough feat to achieve.
Mr. Krishnamurthy has also served as the Secretary of Tamilnadu Pulses Importers and Exporters Association and is a much sought-after speaker by media houses for his views on Black Matpe market. He has also been a panelist and speaker at various Pulses Conclaves hosted by India Pulses and Grains Association.
Anish Goyal, a Delhi University Graduate, leads the third generation of the Goyal family business managing the AgroPure Group for the last 14 years. Anish is responsible for handling all the exports and imports for the AgroPure Group.
GPA CAPITAL FOODS PVT LTD (formerly known as AgroPure Capital Foods Pvt. Ltd.) is Delhi based pulses processing organisation under their flagship brand “AgroPure” with a daily milling capacity of 900 metric tons per day.
Anish is an expert in the milling of pulses and possesses great knowledge about technical aspects of machinery used for the same.
Nitin Kalantri, a qualified Chartered Accountant, is the Chief Executive Officer of Latur-based Kalantri Food Products engaged in the processing of Pulses and manufacturing of Besan.
Nitin has been looking after the 60-year-old family business of Pulses processing since 2005 which includes group companies Amrut Food Products, Nitin Food Products, Manish Food Products, H K Industries, Kalantry Proteins and Samay Agro Products with a total installed processing capacity of around 600 tons per day.