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‘MP needs to attract investment, technology in food processing sector’ – JP Meena

Updated: August 06, 2017

Indore: Madhya Pradesh has made large strides in food processing sector and e state’s policy and regulation have made it easier for investors to do business in the state, said JP Meena, secretary, the ministry of food processing industries, the government of India.

Now the state government and existing players of food processing industries need to attract investments and state of the art technology. World Food India (WFI) scheduled in New Delhi from November 3 to 5 could be best opportunity to achieve both, the senior IAS officer said.

Meena was addressing a road show, organized for the promotion of World Food India here at Brilliant Convention Centre on Saturday. The roadshow was organized by the ministry of food processing industries (MoFPI), the government of India, in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), to extend an invite to MP based industrialists to participate in World Food India 2017. Besides JP Meena, PC Meena, additional chief secretary, Satyanand agricultural production commissioner, the government of Madhya Pradesh, Atul Saxena, director, the ministry of food processing industries, the government of India, addressed the business community of the state on the occasion.

JP Meena discussed investment and growth opportunities in food processing sector with business leaders. He urged the business community of state for maximum participation in World Food India 2017 at New Delhi and look for new opportunities and collaboration with other Indian and global companies.

The event is a platform for showcasing food processing strength of India and an opportunity to connect with international and Indian key players in food processing and allied sectors.

Meena also briefed the business community about government schemes related to food processing industry and highlighted the benefits of Kisan Sampada scheme of central government for farmers, FPOs, corporates etc. Kisan Sampada scheme will benefit 20 lakh farmers and generate 5,30,500 direct/ indirect employment in the country by the year 2019-20.

World Food India has received an overwhelming response from across the globe and it will see participation from over 25 countries. The response from the Indian states has been very encouraging and more than 10 states have agreed to participate in World Food India. Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Haryana, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh will be the partner states of World Food India. All leading giants from India and abroad in Food processing, food technology, technology & equipment players, cold chains & reefer transports, ingredients, food retailers will be present at World Food India.

World Food India will be the largest gathering of investors, manufacturers, producers, food processors, policy makers, and organizations from the global food ecosystem. It will provide opportunities for both investment and trade in the food processing sector for both domestic and international companies.

Source: The Free Press Journal

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