Indian Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal announced the organization of a global food fair in the month of November in India in a bid to support locally grown produce. World Food India 2017, scheduled to be a three day affair from November 3-5 2017, will be jointly conducted by the Food Processing Ministry and Confederation of Indian Industries. This affair will open up opportunities for Indian farmers and manufacturers to not only display their products but also help them explore foreign partnerships.
World Food India is an international level fair which we are organizing in November this year. The event will have participation from those who are involved in food sector from farm to fork,” Minister Badal allegedly told reporters following the first advisory committee and steering committee meeting of the event. Foreign food companies would also explore how and with whom they want to partner in India.
This is the first event of its kind being hosted in the country. A number of big and small companies are expected to showcase their produce at this platform. The government views this as a big boost to the industry as well as farmer’s income. A number of multinationals are also expected to partake in the event.
The event will highlight the opportunities available in the Indian food processing sector, thereby attracting higher investments. The World Food India is a move intended to establish India as a ‘Global Food Factory’ and ‘Global Food Retail Market’ on the map.