Guwahati, November 3 :A team officers consisting Prabin Hazarika, Director of Horticulture and Food Processing, Assam; Mowsam Hazarika,Assistant Director of Agriculture; Khagendra Sarmah, Sub DivisionalAgricultural Officer ( Horticulture) and Bakul Saikia, Senior AgriculturalDevelopment Officer and Nodal Officer of FPC from Directorate ofHorticulture and Food Processing, Assam attended in the 3 day long WorldFood India, 2017 held in New Delhi from Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi graced the event at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhias Chief Guest, where representative from various countries like Germany ,Japan , Denmark, Italy, Netherlands etc participated in the mega event.
A global event to facilitate partnerships between Indian and internationalbusinesses and investors, World Food India (WFI) is a gateway to the Indianfood economy and an opportunity to showcase, connect, and collaborate.
Organized by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government ofIndia, WFI will be the largest gathering of investors, manufacturers,producers, food processors, policy makers, and organizations from theglobal food ecosystem.
It aims to provides opportunities for both investment and trade in thefood processing sector for leading Indian and international companies.
Encompassing the entire food spectrum from production to consumption, WFIis looking at creating a better sourcing environment, thereby enablinghigher returns for farmers, creating employment, and fostering entrepreneurship.
WFI is held in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII),at New Delhi, India on November 3-5, 2017.
Being an important Partner State of WFI, Assam has showcased differentagri-horti produces in this mega event.
Altogether 6 nos. of Farmers Producers Company, namely , Ampri Orange AgroProducer Company, Brahmaputra Valley Honey Agro Producer Company, JanokiAgro Producer Company, Amlighat Banana Agro Producer Company, Merapani AgroProducer Company & Jirson Agro Producer Company, promoted by the Departmentof Horticulture and Food Processing, Assam participated in the World Food India, 2017 .
Kuhi Food Processing Unit of Assam also participated in the event.
Various Agri Horticultural produces like Ginger, Turmeric, Bhot Jolokia,Banana, Assam Lemon, Red Rice, Joha Rice, Black Rice, Organic Molasses and various processed foods draws attention to the visitors of foreign countries and various states of India.
Ranjit Dutta, Minister of Irrigation , Assam and K K Mittal, Additional Chief Secretary and Agricultural Production Commissioner, Assam visited the Horticultural Stall of WFI and appreciated the entrepreneurs attended in
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)