India to be Co-Partner Country in ANUGA 2017 to be Held in Germany
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Business Events | June 14, 2017 | News
Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal today addressed a Joint Press Conference on June 13 with the organisers of ANUGA - an international business platform for Food Industry to be held in Cologne, Germany. She also signed the Memorandum of Understanding for Participation in the ANUGA Exhibition with Katharina C Hamma, Chief Operating Officer, Koelnmesse GmBH (Organisers of ANUGA).
Minister of Food Processing Industries said that it was an honour for India to be a co-partner country in such a prestigious international event. “It gives us the opportunity to showcase our strengths and opportunities to an international audience,” said Badal. The Minister also said that Food Processing Sector has lots of challenges to deal with but due to the transformation happening in this sector in the last 3 years, the industry is ready to overcome the obstacles. She said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the last 3 years, our Government has started nine Mega Food Parks; strengthening cold chain infrastructure; implementing Kisan-SAMPADA scheme with allocation of Rs 6000 crore; creation of corpus of Rs. 2000 Crore with NABARD for priority lending to the food processing industries; rationalising taxes; allowing 100% FDI in retail market for Food sector, etc. These steps will help the Government in achieving its vision of making India a Global Food Factory rather than being a market place only. “Brand India will be standing parallel with Brand ANUGA in Cologne, Germany”, added Badal.
Badal also mentioned that Germany could be invited to partner in World Food India to be organized shortly by the Government of India. The Minister recognised the importance for India to be showcasing its strength in Food Processing Industries by participating in various International Food Exhibitions like SIAL in France and ANUGA in Germany.
“Food diplomacy will bridge many differences and would transform the lives of farmers” reiterated Smt Badal. Development of Food Processing Industries will help in achieving the target of doubling farmers’ income by 2022. We need to upgrade our farming techniques and need investment not only in Food Processing but also in Farming technologies. We also need to learn from the west on how to control wastage at harvest and transportation level said the Minister.
On similar lines, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, is organizing World Food India in New Delhi from November 3 to 5, 2017.
ANUGA - an international business platform for Food Industry to be held in Cologne, Germany.