Monday, December 4, 2023

PM Modi to inaugurate World Food India 2023 today

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the second edition of the grand culinary gathering, ‘World Food India 2023,’ this Friday at the Pragati Maidan in the national capital. The inauguration will take place at 10 a.m. in the Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan.

During this event, the Prime Minister will play a significant role in strengthening Self Help Groups (SHGs) by providing seed capital assistance to over one lakh SHG members. This support aims to enhance SHGs’ market competitiveness through improved packaging and manufacturing quality.

In addition to the inauguration, the Prime Minister will also open the ‘Food Street’ as a part of World Food India 2023. This culinary extravaganza will showcase regional cuisines and the rich culinary heritage of India. Over 200 chefs will participate, offering traditional Indian cuisine, and creating a unique and delightful culinary experience.

The primary goal of this event is to position India as the ‘food basket of the world’ while commemorating 2023 as the International Year of Millets. It will serve as a crucial platform for government entities, industry experts, farmers, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders to engage in discussions, establish partnerships, and explore investment opportunities in the agri-food sector. CEO roundtables will be held, focusing on investment and enhancing the ease of doing business.

Numerous pavilions will be set up to showcase the innovation and robustness of the Indian food processing industry. The event will feature 48 sessions, addressing various facets of the food processing sector, with a specific emphasis on financial empowerment, quality assurance, and technological innovations.

This international gathering is expected to host participants from more than 80 countries, including CEOs of renowned food processing companies. A Reverse Buyer Seller Meet will also be organized, involving over 1,200 overseas buyers from more than 80 countries.

The Netherlands will have a prominent role as the partner country for this event, and Japan will be the focus country, adding to the diversity and richness of the culinary experience.

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