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Huge response to WFI road show in Capital City


 A road show by World Food India generated huge excitement among the business community of Odisha here today.

A series of one-to-one meetings was also organised by the Union Food Processing Industries Ministry(MoFPI),  in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to extend the invite to Odisha based industrialists to participate in World Food India 2017.

State MSME Minister Prafulla Samal, Secretary MoFPI JP Meena, and Additional Chief Secretary MSME Department LN Gupta and NALCO CMD & Chairman CII Odisha Council Tapan Kumar Chand addressed the nearly 250 business leaders during the event.

Addressing the business leaders at the show, MSME Minister said, “Odisha has extended its support to the Ministry of Food Processing for the World Food India event in New Delhi and we will be one of the focus states for the event.

“I am delighted to see such large turnout at the Bhubaneswar Roadshow and I am confident that through this event the vibrant agro and food processing industry of the state will benefit and will witness exponential growth and generate many employment opportunities,” he said.

Additional Chief Secretary MSME Gupta urged the business community of Odisha for maximum participation in the event at New Delhi and look for new opportunities and collaboration with other Indian and global companies.

He also said that Odisha has made large strides in the food processing sector and the state’s policy and regulation has made it easier for investors for doing business in the State.

Meena told the participants, “Lack of food processing and related infrastructure is resulting into a significant amount of food wastage in the country. To address this issue, Government of India has laid significant focus on food processing and identified it as a priority sector. Over the next three years, we are expecting food processing industry to witness an investment of about Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 crore from Indian as well as global companies.”

 The World Food India event in New Delhi is a golden opportunity for every business related to food processing as it will bring all stakeholders of the ecosystem together, showcase our strengths and explore collaboration opportunities,” he added.

The Union Secretary in his address urged the State Government to develop food processing industry in clusters as it requires special infrastructure.

If these infrastructure can be made available at a nominal rate then the industry will witness an exponential growth in the state as Odisha has tremendous opportunity in the area of food processing, he added.

Meena also discussed the investment and growth opportunities in food processing sector with business leaders.

Notably, WFI is the platform for showcasing the food processing strength of India and an opportunities to connect with international and Indian key players in food processing and allied sectors and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is the National Event Partner.

Food processing industry representatives present at the Roadshow included industry from all segments including Food processing, cold chain, agro products beverages, fisheries, dairy, organic & health food, Farmer Producer Organisations, Progressive farmers and food & industry associations.

EDITOR : Bijoy Ketan Mishra
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