Bimal Kothari Became the Chairman of the India Pulses and Grains Associations


India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) unanimously appointed Mr.Bimal Kothari as the new Chairman with immediate effect. Bimal Kothari takes over as the third chairman of the association after Pravin Dongre and Jitu Bheda.

He replaced Mr.Jitu Bheda, as he steps down as the current chairman.

India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the apex body for pulses and grains trade and industry in India has over 400 direct and indirect members which include individuals, corporates as well as Regional Pulses Traders and Processors Associations taking its pan-India reach to over 10,000 stakeholders involved in the farming, processing, warehousing and import business of pulses across the entire value chain.

Kothari, one of the key founding members of the association, has been the vice chairman of IPGA since 2011 when it was formed. Kothari has been instrumental in establishing the association and has relentlessly strived in furthering IPGA’s endeavours in the industry and trade. 

   Important points for the exam:

  • Mr.Bimal Kothari was unanimously appointed as the new Chairman of India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) with an immediate effect.
  • He is the third Chairman of IPGA. He served as the Vice-President of the organization since 2011. 
  • He replaced Mr.Jitu Bheda, as he was superannuated. He joined the organization in 2018.

   Facts to know:

  • India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) was registered under the Companies Act 2013.
  • Headquarters of IPGA: Mumbai.
  • Few examples of pulses: Dry beans, Dry broad beans, Dry peas, Chickpeas, Cowpeas, Pigeon peas, etc.
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