TFebruary 2017. The event was organised in Kolkata, on 13 – 14 February 2017. The event was inaugurated by Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon'ble Union Agriculture Minister, India, Shri Abdur Razzak Molla, Hon'ble Minister of Food Processing Industries & Horticulture, Government of West Bengal & Shri Somnath Poudyal, Hon'ble Minister for Food Security and Agriculture Development, Government of Sikkim as the Guests of honour. This year the theme of the congress was 'Seeds for Joy'. A total of 608 Delegates, including 96 Overseas Delegates from 17 Countries took part in the Congress.