November, 2010 - CII

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issues that needed to

be addressed to further

strengthen business

cooperation. Mr Edward

Luce, Washington Bureau

Chief, Financial Times,

moderated the session.

The final session focused

on the ‘Next Generation

Leadership’ and featured

speakers Mr Hari S

Bhartia, President, CII,

and Co-Chairman &

Managing Director,

Jubilant Life Sciences

Ltd; Dr Alexander Karp, CEO & Co-Founder, Palantir

Technologies; Mr Uday S. Kotak, Executive Vice

Chairman & Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra

Group; and Mr Brad Smith, President & CEO, Intuit.

Dr Prannoy Roy, Founder and President, NDTV,

moderated the session, which showcased some

Agriculture Roundtable and Expo and launch of

the ‘Food and Agriculture Center of Excellence’

The very beginning of India-US

cooperation dates back to the 1950’s

and the ‘Green Revolution’, which

transformed Indian agricultural growth

and productivity. Given the significance

of agriculture as means of livelihood,

as a measure of economic growth

and a tool to enhance global food

security, it has become the hallmark of

the Indo-US partnership for inclusive

growth and development.

On 7 November, CII, in association

with USAID and USDA, organized

a Roundtable Discussion and

‘Agriculture and Food Security Expo’

at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

The roundtable discussion was

co-chaired by Thomas Vilsack,

Secretary, US Department of

Agriculture, and Dr Rajiv Shah,

Administrator, USAID along with

Mr Hari S Bhartia, President, CII

Mr Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Chairman,

CII National Council on Agriculture

Dr Alexander Karp, CEO & Co-Founder Palantir Technologies; Brad Smith, President & CEO, Intuit;

Uday S. Kotak, Executive Vice Chairman & MD, Kotak Mahindra Group; and Hari S Bhartia

innovative technologies and platforms driving the

US-India relationship to new heights with the help of young

entrepreneurs on both sides. The session thus highlighted

the burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit in India and

USA and the possibilities of partnership in this

context.

President Obama with Chandrajit Banerjee; Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, US Department of

Agriculture; Hari S Bhartia; and Timothy Roemer, US Ambassador to India

at the Food and Agriculture Centre of Excellence stall

12 | November 2010 Communiqué

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