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India’s food processing sector has attracted Rs 50,000 cr FDI in last 9 yrs, says PM Modi

India’s meals processing sector has attracted Rs 50,000 crore in overseas direct funding (FDI) up to now 9 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated Friday, including that the export of processed meals has elevated by 150 per cent in the identical interval.

Addressing the second version of World Meals India at Bharat Mandapam within the nationwide capital, PM Modi stated that the processed meals business in India is now being checked out as a dawn sector. “In the last nine years, this sector received FDI worth Rs 50,000 crore and domestic processing capacity has increased significantly. This is because of the Indian government’s pro-industry and pro-farmer policies,” he stated.

He stated the export of processed meals has elevated by 150 per cent within the final 9 years and the home processing capability has elevated considerably.

The prime minister disbursed seed capital help to over one lakh Self Assist Teams (SHGs) and inaugurated a ‘food street’ as a part of ‘World Food India 2023′. The event aims to showcase India as food basket of the world’ and rejoice 2023 as Worldwide Yr of Millets. The primary version was held in 2017, however in consecutive years the worldwide occasion couldn’t be organised because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Seed Capital Assistance’ will assist SHGs achieve higher value realisation out there by improved packaging and high quality manufacturing. Addressing the occasion, Union Meals Processing Industries Minister Pashupati Kumar Paras urged overseas traders to put money into India on this sector.

Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal stated the Modi authorities has ensured meals safety within the nation and in addition supplied a lift to the meals processing sector.

He highlighted the event work achieved by the central authorities within the final 9 years. The ‘Food Street’ options regional cuisines and royal culinary heritage, whereby over 200 cooks will take part and current conventional Indian delicacies.

World Meals India will present a networking and enterprise platform for presidency our bodies, business professionals, farmers, entrepreneurs and different stakeholders to interact in discussions, set up partnerships, and discover funding alternatives within the agri-food sector.

In the course of the occasion, CEOs roundtables can even happen with concentrate on funding and ease of doing enterprise. Varied pavilions have been set as much as showcase the innovation and energy of the Indian meals processing business. The three-day occasion will host 48 periods specializing in varied points of the meals processing business, with an emphasis on monetary empowerment, high quality assurance and improvements in equipment and expertise.

The occasion is predicted to host individuals from over 80 nations, together with CEOs of outstanding meals processing firms. It should characteristic a ‘Reverse Buyer Seller Meet’, with over 1,200 abroad patrons.

Final month, a senior meals processing ministry official stated the meals processing sector is prone to appeal to greater than Rs 75,000 crore funding throughout the second version of World Meals India. Within the first version, Rs 75,000 crore was dedicated, out of which Rs 23,000 crore has come, the official added.



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