The Three-day ‘World Food India 2017‘ is being organised on November 3-5 by the Food Processing Ministry, where industry body CII will be an event partner. The Government will organise a global food fair in November this year to provide a platform to Indian farmers and manufacturers to showcase their products and explore partnerships with foreign companies, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said. World Food India is an international level fair which we are organising in November this year. The event will have participation from those who are involved in food sector from farm to fork.
The three-day ‘World Food India 2017’ is being organised on November 3-5th by the Food Processing Ministry, where industry body CII will be an event partner.
The minister said it is for the first time that such platform is being provided where farmers to manufacturers to retailers will showcase their products and innovations, and explore business opportunities with foreign companies. She added, “Foreign food companies would also explore how and with whom they want to partner in India.” Badal said this event will provide a big boost to food processing sector as well as farmers’ income. She said many small, big and multinational companies from the world over will take part in this event. The event will focus on showcasing achievements and opportunities of the Indian food processing sector and fostering maximum investment commitments.
The World Food India is a step aimed at creating India a ‘Global Food Factory’ and ‘Global Food Retail Market’, she said. The government had last year allowed 100 per cent FDI for marketing, including through e-commerce, of food products manufactured and produced in India.