“Exploring Digitalisation in Agriculture”

Co-convened by IT for Change, Internet Freedom Foundation and Bharat Krishak Samaj

This event was organised with speakers from the Government, Industry and Civil Society to have a conversation between Different Stakeholders to build a better common understanding on issues around digitalisation in agriculture.

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Mr. T Nanda Kumar, IAS (Retd.), Former Secretary-GOI

Session 1: Scope of IDEA and AgriStack
Moderator: Mr. Siraj Hussain, IAS (Retd.), Former Secretary-GOI


  • Ms. Jaskiran Warrik, Project Lead, Food Innovation Hub, World Economic Forum
  • Mr. Rajiv Chawla, IAS (Retd.), Consultant- Agriculture Department
  • Mr. Atul Chhura, Head – Institutional Business, Agribazaar
  • Mr. Rohin Garg, Associate Regulatory and Parlimentary Counsel, Internet Freedom Foundation

Session 2: Farmer Centric Digitalisation in Agriculture
Moderator: Mr. T Nanda Kumar, IAS (Retd.), Former Secretary-GOI


  • Dr. Pramod Meherda, Joint Secretary, IAS Ministry of Agriculture &FW
  • Ms. Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change
  • Mr. Ravindra Shevade, Chief Strategy Officer, NEML
  • Mr. Kanniyan Subramaniyan, General Secretary, South Indian Coordination Committee of the Farmers Movements (SICCFM)

Session 3: Future of Digitalisation in Agriculture
Moderator: Mr. Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj


  • Mr. Sachin Sharma, ITC
  • Dr. Dinesh Abrol, Nation for Farmers and All India Peoples Science Network
  • Mr. Nachiket Udupa, Steering Group, ASHA

Vote of Thanks: Mr. Apar Gupta, Executive Director, Internet Freedom Foundation

Read More:
The IDEA concept paper that was put out by the government which can be accessed here.
A collective civil society note that was prepared June last year can be accessed here. This has both a details about issues as well as a short one-page summary in the beginning depending on how much time people have to engage on the issue.
A long list of reading material may be found here.

Partnership Information

Partner Name: IT for Change & Internet Freedom Foundation
Place: New Delhi
Location: 29th April 2022