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International Grains Councils (IGC)

India is a member of the International Grains Council (IGC) which was previously known as International Wheat Council up to 1995 and is an intergovernmental forum of exporting and importing countries for co-operation in wheat and coarse grain matters. It administers the Grains Trade Convention 1995. The IGC Secretariat, based in London since 1949, also services the Food Aid Committee, established under the Food Aid Convention. International Grains Agreement comprises of Grains Trade Convention (GTC) and Food Aid Convention (FAC). India is a signatory to the International Grains Agreement (IGA) 1995 and its Grain Trade Convention (GTC) 1995 which is effective from 1st July 1995. IGC have two types of members-Importing Members and Exporting Members. India has been included in the category of Exporting members in July, 2003 and represented in the meetings/session of the Council held from time to time. Besides, this Department also participates in other meetings of IGC like Market Conditions Committee meetings and Executive Committee meetings. India being a member of the International Grains Council, this Department pays the annual membership contribution to the Council.

India was holding the post of Vice-Chairman of International Grains Council(IGC) for the fiscal 2012-13(1st July 2012 to 30th June, 2013) with Mr. Deepak Kumar, Joint Secretary in the Department of Food & Public Distribution held the Ex-official position as Vice-Chairman of International Grains Council(IGC) for 2012-13.

During the year 2014, the following meeting of International Grains Council has been attended & deliberated by officers/delegation of this Department:

Meetings of IGC Represented by
39th Council Session and IGC Grains Conference, 2014 held on 9th -10th June, 2014 in London, U.K Shri Sriprakash Kar, Executive Director(I/E), Food Corporation of India
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