126th UPASI Annual Conference-13th and 14th September 2019

126th UPASI Annual Conference-13th and 14th September 2019


126th UPASI Annual Conference-13th and 14th September 2019

The 126th UPASI Annual Conference was held on 14th September 2019 at UPASI, Coonoor. Prof.Ramesh Chand, Member, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog inaugurated the Conference. Preceding the Main Conference there was a full day Session on Commodities on 13th September 2019. In the Technical Session held on the forenoon of 13th September 2019, eminent personalities of different fields made presentations. On the afternoon, representatives of Commodities Board made presentations. UPASI Industrial Exhibition was held on both days which provided a perfect platform to exhibit the technological and scientific advancements in the Plantation Sector.


Friday, 13th September 2019

09.15 am – Opening of the Industrial Exhibition by Mr. A.E. Joseph, President, UPASI

10.00 am to 1.00 pm – Technical Session

Welcome & Introductory Remarks by:

Mr. A.E. Joseph, President, UPASI.

Presentations :

1. “Resource Challenges and Productivity Issues : Available Solutions”
Dr. P. Soman, Sr.Vice President – Projects, Jain Irrigation Systems Limited

2. “Paper Pot” by Mr. Yasuomi Ota, Nippon Beet Sugar Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Japan

3.“Biological control on pest management” by Mr. Shachar Carmi, BioBee, Israel

4. “Mobile & cloud data solution for farming” by Prof. Subramanian (Vish) Viswanathan, Partner, Ganini LLC, USA.

Vote of Thanks by Mr. AL.RM. Nagappan, Vice President, UPASI

3.00 pm to 5.00 pm – Commodity Outlook Session

Welcome by Mr.A.E.Joseph, President, UPASI

1.Presentation on Rubber by Mr. Toms Joseph, Joint Director (Economics), Rubber Board

2. Presentation on Coffee by Mr. Babu Reddy, Deputy Director (Marketing & Research), Coffee Board.

3. Presentation on Spices by Mr. M.S. Ramalingam, Asst. Director, Spices Board

Vote of Thanks by Mr. AL.RM.Nagappan, Vice President, UPASI

Saturday, 14th September 2019 – Annual Conference

Address by Mr.A.E. Joseph, President, UPASI

Inauguration of the 126th UPASI Annual Conference by Lighting of Kuthuvilakku by the Chief Guest Prof. Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Aayog

Distribution of Trophies to the Prize Winners of the 15th Edition of The Golden Leaf India Awards organized at Ahmedabad during April 2019 by the Chief Guest

Address by Chief Guest – Prof. Ramesh Chand

Vote of Thanks By Mr. AL.RM. Nagappan, Vice President, UPASI


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