22 Apr 2023

Rajasthan: Various Unique Millet-based Ready To Eat Products Displayed at Millets Fair-cum-Exhibition In Jodhpur

JODHPUR: As part of the Millet Mahotsav series, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India organized a 2-day ‘Millets Fair-cum-Exhibition’ at the ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajasthan from 20-21 April 2023. 

Rajasthan is the largest producer of millet in India contributing more than 16 percent share in India’s production.

The event also witnessed an exhibition showcasing various unique Millet-based Ready to Eat Products by various Micro Entrepreneurs like Sorghum and Bajra Puffs; Bakery Products like Sorghum Cookies, Foxtail Millet Cake, Muffins; Ready-to-Eat products like Millet Laddu, Instant Mixes like Sorghum Idli Mix, Multi Rawa Kesari.

Other Millet-based products that were hailed by participants included Ready-to-Cook products like Millet Flour, Millet Vermicelli, Pearl Millet Pasta and other products like Millet Khichdi. The entrepreneurs also displayed the processing machinery along with the products. 

The products were also open for sale, providing a great opportunity for the micro-entrepreneurs to not only participate in technical sessions but also generate revenue and forge partnerships for stronger market reach.

Millet Mahotsav being organised in 20 states this year

Under the International Year of Millets 2023, an initiative spearheaded under the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India is organizing Millet Mahotsav in 20 states and 30 districts this year to create awareness about the benefits of Millets and the immense scope it holds in regards to value addition and increased revenues for all the stakeholders involved across the value chain.

 Mega-food event World Food India 2023 to be held in Delhi

In addition to the Millets Mahotsav, a mega-food event World Food India 2023 is also being organized by the Ministry from 3rd to 5th Nov 2023 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi to provide a unique platform to all stakeholders i.e. producers, food processors, equipment manufacturers, start-up & innovators, food retailers, etc. to interact and have a dialogue. 

The event is slated to be the biggest-ever congregation of dignitaries, global investors and business leaders of major global and domestic food companies which would put India firmly on the global food landscape. The Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India also requests the participation and cooperation of all the stakeholders to make this event a grand success.

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