The Indian Grape Processing Board (IGPB) was set upin the year 2009 at Pune,Maharashtra which is close to the principal grapegrowing/ processing areas in the country. The Board registered under theSocieties Registration Act, 1860 at Pune. The Board is expected to focuson research & development, extension, quality standardization, marketresearch, knowledge management and promotion of wines of India apart fromcollaboration with the wine grape growers, wine processing industry,Central & State Governments on commercial, regulatory & technicalissues relating to Indian wine sector.Organizationof International Vine & Wine ( OIV) is an inter-Governmental Organization of a scientific and technical natureof recognized competence for its work concerning vines, wine, wine basedbeverages, grapes, raisins and other vine products. based at Paris, France. India has become 45th member of OIV represented by MoFPI.
The main objective and functions of the Board are as under:
- To formulate a vision andaction plan for the growth of Indian Wine Sector including research anddevelopment for quality up gradation in new technologies/processes.
- To set up facilities forwine analysis, testing for "quality" defining and labelstandards,certification of wine and promoting Good Manufacturing Practices(GMP)/ Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)/ ISO 22000;2005 etc.
- To promote cooperativeefforts, backward and forward linkages between growers and wine industry ingeneral.
- Coordinate with premier Researchand Development Institutes to identify and develop appropriate root-stock andwine varieties of grapes suited for different geo-climatic regions of India.
- To facilitate capacity buildingprogrammes to develop trained and skilled manpower required for the wineindustry.
- Collaborate and advisewine-grape growers, wine processing industry, central and state governments oncommercial, regulatory and technical issues related to the Indian wine sector,including best practices in viticulture. Also, to gather & makeavailable relevant statistics of the sector including developing aneffective market intelligence data service for the use of industry and otherstakeholders.
Structure and Composition & present status:
The Board, initially facilitated by the Government and managed/driven bythe industry, expected to boost growth of the sector, benefiting both theproducers and the processors. The Board has 15 members including the Chairman,who is a professional from the wine industry. The other members are drawn fromamongst wine processors, wine grape growers, Central Government,StateGovernments, training/ research institutes and the hospitality industry .Thereafter, elected Board wasconstituted on 9th Feb, 2012 having 16 members . There is no continuation of Indian GrapeProcessing Board (IGPB) in 12th plan. CCEA Note on continuation of IGPB in 12thPlan is under consideration of the Government.Meanwhile, the term of the elected Board has expired on26.02.2015. Till the outcome of decision on CCEA Note on Continuation of IGPB,an Interim Executive Committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship ofSecretary, FPI. The 1stmeeting of Interim Executive committee was held on 13.05.2016 under theChairmanship of Secretary, FPI.