'Food processing to be major growth area'

Food Processing Minister Harsimarat Kaur Badal said the government has earmarked Rs 6,000 crore over the next three years to create infrastructure in the sector that will attract investments. PTI file

The Prime Minister said food processing is a way of life in India and it has been practiced for ages. He said, "Our farmers, whom we respectfully call as "annadatas" are central to our efforts in food processing".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (centre) with the Prime Minister of Latvia Maris Kucinskis (left) and the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan at World Food India 2017 in New Delhi on Friday. At the inaugural event, Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti will also be joined by the Ministers of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. Similarly, PepsiCO said it along with its partners will be investing $2 billion in India in the next five years, which is part of its previously announced investment plans. "Simple, home-based techniques, such as fermentation, have resulted in the creation of our famous pickles, papads, chutneys and murabbas that excite both the elite and the masses across the world", he said. "India has jumped 30 ranks this year in the World Bank Doing Business rankings".

"Over a million passengers consume food on trains in India in a single day, they are potential customers for food processing industry", PM Modi said.

"Today is a historic day".

Keen on making giant strides in the food processing sector, India has simplified the regulatory mechanism for food products, globally benchmarked standards and speedier clearances for projects.

Thomas jobless rate jumps to 6.3% in October
The consensus call among traders was for a 15,000-job advance, according to economists at Royal Bank of Canada. Offsetting those gains, the wholesale and retail trade sector lost 35,900 positions.

USA attorney general confident in terror prosecutions
Trump tweeted . "There is also something appropriate about keeping him in the home of the frightful crime he committed". Sessions also defended Trump's push for a repeal of an immigration program that allowed Saipov into the country.

Vengeful bride in Muzaffargarh kills 13 people in bid to kill husband
The incident occurred in Daulatpur village in the Muzaffargarh area of the Punjab region on Friday, the Express Tribune reports . The death toll has been rising since last Thursday, when the tainted drinks were first served and eight people initially died.

Ramdev said khichdi was a nutritious food and it had all necessary vitamins, while Badal said khichdi was a special food item since everyone in India would eat it.

The inaugural day of World Food India 2017 saw signing of 13 MoUs worth Rs 68,000 crore. She said she is looking forward to collaborating with global companies in the sector.

T Krishnakumar, the Chairman of Coca Cola India was optimistic about India becoming Coca-Cola's 5th largest market in terms of volume over the next two to three years. "This is a clear opportunity for global supermarket chains considering India as a major outsourcing hub", he said. This is the first time that India is hosting such an event for the food processing sector , As Reported By TOI.

During the event, a specially-curated experiential platform by renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor will showcase Indian and foreign cuisines using Indian ingredients, flavours and fragrances.

Here's how the team World Food India 2017 is preparing to make 800 kilograms of Khichdi in 1000 litre kadhai.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Colin Kaepernick collusion case centers around ten teams
Nov 05, 2017 - 02:43
This caused a stir among the players that saw most teams that weekend protest in some fashion during the Anthem. Kaepernick has yet to be picked up by another team since opting out of his contract with the 49ers in March.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Carter Page met with Russian official during 2016 trip to Moscow
Nov 05, 2017 - 02:23
Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University law school, said he views a perjury case against Sessions as weak. Trump denies any collusion with Russian Federation and Moscow denies interfering in the 2016 election.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Spanish judge orders arrest of ousted Catalan leader: La Vanguardia
Nov 05, 2017 - 02:18
The Spanish government have said that the jailing of the Catalan politicians is not politically motivated. However, one of them, Santi Vila, was freed on bail on Friday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott granted stay, eligible to play Sunday
Nov 04, 2017 - 01:24
Circuit Court of Appeals granted him a temporary stay , allowing the Cowboys running back to play against the Chiefs this Sunday. Check back for the latest developments on this breaking news story . "So every day is worth fighting".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top BJP to seek delay in Padmavati release
Nov 04, 2017 - 01:13
The Gujarat BJP spokesperson said the party had received several representations from the Kshatriya community about "distortion of historical facts" in the film.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arsenal's Santi Cazorla opens up about career-threatening injury
Nov 04, 2017 - 01:12
Santi Cazorla had a skin graft from a tattoo on his arm to rescue his ankle from an infection eating his Achilles tendon . However, despite eight operations, the wound fail to heal and became infected.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bowe Bergdahl Spared Prison
Nov 04, 2017 - 01:11
Prosecutors wanted a stiff punishment because of wounds to service members who searched for Bergdahl after he disappeared in 2009. Army Colonel Jeffery Nance delivered the sentence in a hearing that lasted just two minutes, and did not comment on his decision.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Broadcom may offer more than $100 billion for Qualcomm
Nov 04, 2017 - 00:55
At issue are the licensing fees that Qualcomm charges for patents that cover the basics of how mobile phone systems work. It is now incorporated in Singapore and co-headquartered there and in San Jose, California.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hillary Clinton Jokes About Dressing Up as President For Halloween
Nov 03, 2017 - 01:15
Hundreds stood in line to get an autographed copy of Hillary Clinton's political memoir, at The Book Stall in Winnetka on Monday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Uncapped Abraham called up for Brazil, Germany friendlies
Nov 03, 2017 - 01:11
The Three Lions will take on Germany and Brazil as they look to test themselves ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Double standards' will only undermine efforts to combat terror
Nov 03, 2017 - 01:11
All other 14 countries of the 15-member security council supported the move by the United States and France, news agency PTI said. Security Council, has repeatedly put a technical hold on the Indian request citing a lack of consensus, a claim India rejects.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Suspect in Colorado Walmart Shooting Is Arrested, ID'd
Nov 03, 2017 - 01:11
Forty-eight witnesses were taken from the Walmart to a nearby police building before they were released, according to RTD. Mr Avila said a man nonchalantly entered the store and fired a handgun into a group of people before fleeing in a auto .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gareth Southgate rubbishes Wenger's Wilshere claim
Nov 03, 2017 - 01:10
Gareth Southgate has opted to pick six Tottenham players in his England squad. None of that will impress anyone who matters.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top On Not Being Scared of a Halloween Attack
Nov 03, 2017 - 01:07
The inevitable next attack has lingered in the back of every New Yorker's head since 2001, since 1993, even since 1948, when E.B. First Lady Melania Trump, who was in Manhattan when the attack occurred, said: 'My heart breaks for NYC today.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Papa John's blames National Football League , anthem protests for falling pizza sales
Nov 02, 2017 - 01:13
The stock is down 24% this year, while competitors including Domino's have performed well (Domino's stock is up 12% this year). For Q3, system-wide comparable sales were up 1.0% for the North America business and increased 5.3% at worldwide stores.