The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
APEDA is an export promotion organization under Ministry of Commerce & Industries, Government of India. It is mandated with the responsibility of promotion and development of the export of its scheduled products.APEDA identified that cold stores are the major revenue contributors of the Indian Cold Chain industry and India Cold Chain Show 2017 is a medium to make changes in cold chain market of India by exhibiting and inviting global market players. Growing annually at 28% the total value of cold chain industry in India is expected to reach ~USD 13 billion by 2017 through increased investments, modernization of existing facilities, and establishment of new ventures via private and government partnerships. Cold storage capacity is expected to grow at 13% per annum over the next 4 years. With its 6th edition, ICCS will build a platform to experience new market trends, come across new technologies, and build global networking which eventually strengthen the footprint in the Cold chain market. www.apeda.gov.in/apedawebsite
Association of Ammonia Refrigeration (AAR)
AAR industrial refrigeration using Ammonia is being used in many installations and is now poised to grow significantly in India. For the efficient use of ammonia refrigeration proper knowledge, safety and training is important for the people and organizations involved.Keeping this in mind the Association of Ammonia Refrigeration (AAR) has been formed to promote safe use of ammonia as refrigerant through education, information and standards.We also provide guidelines, operating procedures, industrial standards and training material.AAR is National organization registered in Pune with members from all over India. The members profile comprises of consultants, contractors, manufacturers, senior executives of various organizations engaged in the field of Ammonia Refrigeration Industry etc. www.ammoniaindia.org
Federation of Cold Storages Association (FCAOI)
FCAOI is an all India association with members in most of the states in the country. There is a huge need for cold storage facilities in India leading to the formation of state level associations who look after their concerns.
The Objectives of FCAOI
- To unite the cold storage industry in India, under the FCAOI umbrella.
- Exchange and share the latest cold storage technology among member federations within the country and outside India too.
- Organising conferences, meetings to plan and execute strategies of FCAOI; arranging the visits of various industry experts.
- To provide, make available and publish knowledge and information on different laws and legislation that impacts the cold storage industry.
- To act as a representative and liaison channel between the FCAOI and different state and central government departments. fcaoi.org
Indian Industries Association (IIA)
IIA is an apex representative body of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) with a strong membership base of about 6500 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). IIA is a member of National Board of MSME as well as an accredited association from NABET, QCI with GOLD GRADE. IIAs motto is to create an enabling environment for the development of MSMEs in today’s ever changing and extremely competitive industrial scenario.IIA’s formidable presence is the direct result of its extensive network of more than 40 chapters spread in most of the industrialized districts of U.P, Delhi, Uttarakhand and surrounding states. It has carved a niche for itself as a leading perpetrator and facilitator in the MSME circle while striving for their cause since its inception in 1985.In 1985, a group of committed young professionals joined forces and conceived the idea of an organization that can act as a catalyst for the promotion and growth for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. It was thus that U.P Chapter of NAYE (National Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs) came into being. In July 1992, however, NAYE was renamed Indian Industries Association (IIA) with the roles and objectives of the organization further widened to suit the needs of changing socio-economic environment. www.iiaonline.in
National Horticulture Board (NHB)
NHBhelps in improving integrated development of Horticulture industry and to help in coordinating, sustaining the production and processing of fruits and vegetables. Cold Chain Industry in India is on a growth path and has also got the coveted ‘infrastructure status’ by the Government. The Government of India recognizes that development of cold chain sector is one of the essential steps in upgrading India’s food processing industry. NHB is one of the supporters of India Cold Chain Show (ICCS). It’s a global platform for logistics equipment manufacturers, service providers, suppliers and customers to interact and build global networks. It will not only help in growing industry awareness, but also highlights the challenges faced by the industry. Indian government has observed series of bottlenecks which is affecting the growth of cold chain, so to facilitate such issues government is supporting ICCS, which eventually attract foreign investment in Indian Cold Chain sector. Further, such forums will also promote new trends, latest innovations and technologies and also helpful in meeting global industry experts, which will leads towards more robust and sustainable future. www.nhb.gov.in
The Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning Trades Association Ltd. (RATA)
RATA is one of the oldest association working for the development of Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration industry in India. Established in the year 1949, the association brings together people from the entire industry and gives them a central forum to help them accomplish their common goal of making progress and achieving success. To bring this vision to reality, RATA with its base of ethics and a strong code of conduct actively and responsibly helps its members to grow and has also encouraged new entries for the expansion and betterment of the industry. The diverse membership of the organisation brings together different aspects of RATA believes in providing a platform to its members to showcase their offerings which in turn will promote internal as well as external trade. In this constantly evolving industry and changing market trends, the association contributes towards the promotion and an overall development of its members and the industry by encompassing companies and traders to organise promotional, educative and informative events etc. www.rataindia.com
Maharashtra Rajya Sahakari Dudh Mahasangh Maryadit (MRSDMM)
MRSDMM is an Apex Federation of District/Taluka milk unions established to implement the Operation Flood programme in the state of Maharashtra. MRSDMM was established on 9th June, 1967. At present MRSDMM have 85 member unions (25 District + 60 Taluka) with more than 24000 primary milk societies & 25 lakh milk producers, which includes appx. 27000 women members. It has plants at Goregaon, Vashi, Pune, Latur, Nagpur, Chalisgaon &Vaibhavwadi. The main objectives of MRSDMM is to procure milk from the member milk unions at remunerative rates and distribute the same to the consumers at reasonable rates. MRSDMM is thus working as a vital link between the milk producers and consumers and working for the economic development and upliftment of the farmers in the rural areas. MAHANAND DAIRY is the unit run by the MRSDMM. It has made significant growth and progress in the field of productivity improvement, quality improvement, energy conservation, cost control etc. www.mahanand.in
National Seed Association of India (NSAI)
NSAI is the apex organization representing the Indian Seed Industry. The vision of NSAI is to create a dynamic, innovative and internationally competitive, research based industry producing high performance, high quality seeds and plating materials which benefit farmers and significantly contribute to the sustainable growth of Indian Agriculture. The mission of NSAI is to encourage investment in state of the art R&D to bring to the Indian farmer superior genetics and technologies, which are high performing and adapted to a wide range of agro-climatic zones. It actively contributes to the seed industry policy development, with the concerned governments, to ensure the policies and regulations create an enabling environment, including public acceptance, so that the industry is globally competitive. NSAI promotes harmonization and adoption of best commercial practices in production, processing, quality control and distribution of seeds. www.nsai.co.in
Strawberry Growers Association of India
Strawberry Growers Association of Indiawas formed in 2005 to support the fruit plantation in India. In this initiative, Central Govt. has started so many intensive schemes under NHB. As a part to increase the growth of Strawberry and to work for the betterment of strawberry growing farmers, the association came to existence. The association arrange conferences and meetings at different places to guide the farmers and give them information as regards to use modern methods & technical know-how etc. They have found platform to put forth their questions and difficulties. It has 87 members from the various states of country.Tilldate, the association has arranged 5 National level & state level seminars,6 Strawberry festivals and 5 awareness camps in North India. The association also requested Agri Minister for Research & Development Centre at Mahabaleshwar, to supply the strawberry plants at reasonable rates, increase the subsidy and minimize the repayment period of term loan. In near future, the association aims to capture markets at Hyderabad and other places like Chennai.
Confederation of Indian Horticulture (CIH)
CIH comes under National Horticulture Board. CIH has been set up by for the integrated development of horticulture industry. Earlier, the need to empowering the growers of horticulture crops was very important and the need of formation of Product Specific Associations at various level has been felt. This is the reason CIH came into existence.
First it covered the Districts, Regional States and finally at National level. The Board, therefore has facilitated formation of Associations of progressive farmers of major horticulture crops as per the directions of the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India at National level to act as nucleus around which subsequently the societies at State/Regional District level were constituted to achieve the set objectives and to deal with the matter of general nature pertaining to horticulture as a whole, and got registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860from Registrar of Societies. President of Confederation of Indian Horticulture is Mr. Sopan Kanchan. All the members of these Associations are residing in different parts of the Country.
Poona Hoteliers Association (PHA)
Poona Hoteliers Association is a very active body in Western India. It represents Owners, Directors/General Managers & Key Stakeholders to operate Hotels and Associates in Pune. It came into existence in 2001, when the members thought to have a common platform. Therefore, PHA formed to look after the common interests of Hoteliers in Pune. Some of the activities of PHA include monthly Meetings, which are beneficial to Members with guest speakers. The association keep on inviting top Government Officials and knowledgeable persons from the Industry to have interaction, which goes a long way in strengthening the Association and the knowledge of the Hoteliers, Hospitals, Institutes & Multiplexes so that, issues if any, faced by the Member can be tackled in a worthwhile manner. www.phapune.in
Golden Maharashtra Development Council
The idea of Golden Maharashtra was conceptualized on completion of 50-glorious years of Maharashtra in 2009 with the objective of facilitating holistic development of Maharashtra. The year 2010-11 was celebrated as the “Golden Maharashtra Year” in association with Government of Maharashtra with series of events organized across the State. During last 5-years, Golden Maharashtra has created series of platforms projecting various growth oriented dimensions of the State. As a not-for-profit organization, “Golden Maharashtra Development Council” shall act as a bridge between Policy Makers and other stakeholders to facilitate growth & development of the Country.Golden Maharashtra Development Council is registered under Maharashtra Society Registration Act 1860 and Bombay Public Trust Act-1950 as a Not-for-profit Organization.www.goldenmaharashtra.in
Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MACCIA)
MACCIAis the Apex Chamber of the State. The Chamber plays a pivotal role in supplementing and augmenting the efforts of Government for the economic development of the State and advancement of its people. With more than 3500 direct Members, comprising of large, medium and small-scale industries, traders, agriculturist and professionals, MACCIA is the only Chamber in Maharashtra, which has deep-roots in all the 35 districts encompassing 355 Talukas of Maharashtra. In addition over 800 local trade and industry associations and professional bodies having collective membership of over 700,000 business organizations from all over the State are affiliated to the Chamber and thus it virtually functions as the State’s Apex Chamber. www.maccia.org.in
Agro & Food Processing Equipment & Technology Providers Association of India (AFTPAI) represent entire allied sectors of the food processing industry in India. Majority of members belongs to food processing & packaging machinery, suppliers, manufacturers and technology providers. It also has members from packaging material, food ingredients, cold chain, automation and other related sectors. Allied sectors of the food processing industry have been working equally hard for the success of the food processing industry. Our mission is to work together to create an operating environment that helps to promote members interests, and increase consumer confidence, leading to category growth through: Providing a platform to facilitate cross-industry co-operation; Aligned industry wide self-regulation; Working with legislators and regulators and Influencing key opinion formers. www.aftpai.org