PGS Organic Council Holds its Annual General Body Meeting in Bangalore

Participatory Guarantee Systems Organic Council helds its Management Committee meeting on the 4th of July 2015 followed by its Annual General Body meeting on the 5th of DSC02050July at Indian Social Institute in Bangalore. Quorum was established and leave of absence from Pan Himalayan Grass Roots and ICRA were accepted to start the proceedings. The meeting was attended by members of 12 organization who are part of the Facilitation Council. Ashish Gupta stepped down as Secretary and P. B. Murali replaced him as Secretary and representative of Organic Farmers Association of India (OFAI). Mathew John stepped down as Treasurer and was replaced by T. Samraj who also represented Keystone Foundation.  The important decision taken in the meeting is to working with National Centre for Organic Farming (NCOF) which is running the PGS program promoted by Ministry of Agriculture without compromising the soverignity of PGS Organic Council run by Civil Society Organizations. The two day meeting was concluded with a decision to have the next Management Committee meeting in Bubhaneshwar, Odisha.

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