Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the second edition of the mega food event 'World Food India 2023' at Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It showcased regional cuisine and the royal culinary heritage, with over 200 chefs participating and presenting traditional Indian dishes, providing an opportunity to have a unique culinary experience. On this occasion, Minister of Food and Public Distribution Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Shri Pashupati Kumar Paras, Union Minister of Rural Development Shri Giriraj Singh, Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries Shri Shri Parshottam Rupala and Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries were present. Shri Prahlad Singh Patel along with other dignitaries were present.

Objective of World Food India 2023

The event aims to showcase India as the 'Food Hub of the World' and celebrate 2023 as the International Year of Millets. It provided a networking and business platform for government bodies, industry professionals, farmers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to engage in discussions, establish partnerships and explore investment opportunities in the agri-food sector. The CEO Roundtable focuses on investment and ease of doing business.

PM Modi also launched the process of distribution of initial capital assistance of Rs 380 crore to over 1 lakh SHG members at the inauguration of ‘World Food India 2023’ in Delhi. He said that this fusion of test and technology will give birth to a new future and give impetus to a new economy. In today's changing world, food security is one of the most important challenges of the 21st century. Therefore this event of World Food India has become even more important.

Sessions and international partnerships

Various pavilions will be set up to showcase the innovation and potential of the Indian food processing industry. The event will host 48 sessions focusing on various aspects of the food processing industry, with emphasis on financial empowerment, quality assurance and innovations in machinery and technology.

The event hosted participants from over 80 countries, including CEOs of leading food processing companies. It also featured a reverse buyer-seller meet with over 1200 foreign buyers from over 80 countries. The Netherlands will serve as the partner country, while Japan was the host country for the event.

  Last update :  3 November 2023
  News Category :  Economics
  Post Category :  November 2023