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Transforming The Food Economy
3-5 November, 2017 | Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India

Speakers

Mr. Pankaj Kumar Prasad

Mr. Pankaj Kumar Prasad

Designation : Managing Director

Company : NERAMAC

Industry : Food and Agribusiness

Headquarters : Guwahati

Speaking in : North East India : Organic Production Hub : Opportunities Unexplored

Global Presence :

  • NERAMAC has exported True Potato Seeds (TPS) produced in the NEC sponsored project at Nagichera, Tripura. So far, TPS were exported to Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, Mexico and South Korea.
  • Marketed pineapple pulp to Hindustan Unilever Ltd., & is also marketing frozen pineapple juice concentrate and litchi pulp from the North Eastern Region and supply to M/s. Dabur Foods, Nepal.

India Presence :

  • NERAMAC also manages Organic Showroom-cum-Restaurant at Dilli Haat, a CPSE under MDoNER in its flagship brand, “ONE” (Organic North East). This outlet gives a great platform for Entrepreneurs & Farmers of North East who can showcase and sell their organic produce.
  • NERAMAC has various sales and franchise outlets across Northeast region which increases the visibility of products and attracts customers to the naturally grown organic produce of the region.
  • NERAMAC is making its first foray into the lucrative Delhi market by introducing its products in six of the capital's malls. It will also set up retail outlets in select malls in the capital to sell select produce of the region by showcasing produce of the North East in the country's prime market.

Company Profile :

  • NERAMAC was set up to support farmers/producers of north east getting remunerative prices for their produce and thereby bridge the gap between the farmers and the market and also to enhance the agricultural, procurement, processing and marketing infrastructure of the North-eastern Region of India.
  • Presently it is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Government of India. To fulfil its prime objectives, NERAMAC is offering helping hand in sourcing and procuring cash crops of the producers by intervening in the market and provide them remunerative prices. It also helps processing units by providing raw materials and arranging packaging materials. NERAMAC has a few retail outlets within the North East region which directly sell various processed and value added products produced locally in the region.
  • Food processing scenario in the Northeast Region has changed for the better from the year NERAMAC was incorporated. NERAMAC has been providing adequate support to fruit processing units. It has set up its own food processing plants which is helping farmers in getting right prices for their produce

Personal Profile :

  • Pankaj Kumar Prasad, Managing Director, NERAMAC has an experience of 23 years in various sectors like Central Government, Corporate as well as Public Sector Units.
  • An alumnus of Delhi College of Engineering, Mr. Prasad has also pursued Masters in International Business from International Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi and has a degree in L.L.B. from Delhi University. With diverse work experience, he also has good International exposure.
  • With more than 18 years of experience in Agriculture and Horticultural Marketing, Mr. Prasad has closely participated in production, processing and marketing of Agricultural products. As a part of Neramac, Mr. Prasad has been actively involved in foraying into new markets, turnaround of businesses, conceptualizing and growing new businesses for the farmers and entrepreneurs in Northeast region.

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