PM Modi Inaugurates ‘World Food India 2023’ in New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially opened the second edition of ‘World Food India 2023’ at Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi recently.
Empowering Self Help Groups
During the inauguration, the Prime Minister also extended Seed Capital Assistance to over one lakh members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) to strengthen these groups. This support, marked by superior packaging and high-quality manufacturing, is aimed at enabling SHGs to command better prices in the market.
A Culinary Extravaganza
PM Modi inaugurated the ‘Food Street’ as part of World Food India 2023. This unique feature will showcase regional cuisines and India’s rich culinary heritage. Over 200 chefs will participate, presenting traditional Indian cuisine, promising an exceptional culinary experience.
Showcasing India’s Food Potential
The event’s primary objective is to present India as the ‘food basket of the world’ while celebrating 2023 as the International Year of Millets. It provides a platform for government bodies, industry professionals, farmers, entrepreneurs, and stakeholders to engage in discussions, form partnerships, and explore investment opportunities in the agri-food sector. CEO roundtables will focus on investment and Ease of Doing Business.
A Multifaceted Event
World Food India 2023 will feature pavilions highlighting the innovation and strength of India’s food processing industry. The event will host 48 sessions covering various aspects of the food processing industry, with a focus on financial empowerment, quality assurance, and innovations in machinery and technology.
Over 80 countries are expected to participate in the event, including CEOs of prominent food processing companies. A Reverse Buyer Seller Meet will bring together over 1200 overseas buyers from more than 80 countries. The Netherlands will serve as the partner country, and Japan will be the event’s focus country.
In honor of the International Year of Millets 2023, a monumental installation of 50,000 tetra-pack containers of millet beverages will be created and distributed to underprivileged children. The three-day event, expected to draw 75,000 visitors, will also feature cultural programs, including dance and musical performances.
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