7th AGM or AIM Association held at Sheraton Grand, Pune on 2nd August 2017

The 7 th AGM of Agro Inputs Mfg Association Of India was held at Hotel Sheraton Grand , Pune on 02-08-2017 .

The meeting was attended by well over 130 members from Maharashtra and other states . The meeting was presided over by President Shri Rajkumar Dhurgude Patil .

In the opening speech , GC Committee member Mr. Milind Barve briefly informed members about previous year's achievements and also need to take on different activities like Toxicology studies etc .

Secretary Shri Sameer Pathare took overview of the tasks done in last year and also informed members about future plans of association. He informed that consecutive 3 rd year field trials of Common Products will be completed in this season positively . He informed members that Toxicology tests for 10 common products are underway and will be completed in next 4-6 months .He appealed all members to contribute for good causes of field data trials and toxicology study . He also informed members about website advertisement proposal and also bio product advertisement through AIM association on television media .

A detailed presentation on GST product classification related to agro industry was given by AIM committee. Below are the guidelines and suggestions of the association which every member must verify at their own end before implementing them -

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Treasurer Shri Sarjerao Shisode successfully presented the budget for year 2016-17 which was unanimously approved by members . He also presented the provisional budget for 2017-18 . Members unanimously approved change over of existing banking transactions of association from Bank Of Maharashtra to State Bank Of India or any other nationalised bank.
Dr. Ranjit Bhide , CEO of Indian Institute of Toxicology , Pune gave detailed presentation about Toxicology studies of 10 AIM products , their importance and also how they are carried out in his well equipped laboratory .
In post lunch session , AIM felicitated Dr. Ramnath Jagtap for his achievement in Organic farming and production . He was awarded internationally for excellence in above field by Global Science Congress in Kathmandu, Nepal . AIM also felicitated Mr. Shivajirao Thorat for his out standing contribution in development and spread of SILICA based products in the country . AIM also felicitated President Mr. Rajkumar Dhurgude for getting PUNE ICON award of 2017 .
In his presidential speech , President Shri Rajkumar Dhurgude Patil assured members that AIM will always back true PGP products and he will see that PGP products continue to sale smoothly in the state . He also informed members that AIM is truly taking all India stature as many other state members are willing to join association and also many PGP associations are interested to work with AIM . He also took review about GST implemented in country from 01-07-2017 . He said although it is tough for our agro industry to cope up with GST systems , he appealed all members to follow the system to their long term advantages . He also appealed to members to contribute in various schemes of association and also upgrade themselves with proper infrastructure to do good business in future .
An interactive session on GST and other topics was held in which GC Committee members satisfactorily cleared member's many doubts related to above issues .
Shri Chandan Shah , Vice President , delivered concluding speech and vote of thanks with an appeal to cooperate with AIM wholeheartedly and support AIM committee member's efforts for betterment of agro industry .