3 Nov 2023

Mega food event World Food India 2023 Kick-starts at Bharat Mandapam; PM Modi inaugurates Food Street

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the second edition of the Mega food event ‘World Food India 2023’ at Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi today. He disbursed Seed Capital Assistance for over one lakh SHG members to strengthen Self Help Groups. 

PM Modi also took a walkthrough of the exhibition showcased on the occasion. The event aims to showcase India as the ‘food basket of the world’ and celebrate 2023 as the International Year of Millets.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister hailed the technology and startup pavilion and Food Street showcased on the occasion and said that the fusion of technology and taste will pave the way for the economy of the future. In the changing world of today, the Prime Minister highlighted one of the prime challenges of food security and underlined the significance of World Food India 2023.

PM said investor-friendly policies by government are taking food sector to new heights. India has achieved remarkable growth in every sector of food processing industry, he said.

PM Modi said three pillars of India's growth story in food processing sector are small farmers, small industries and women. He said schemes like ‘One District One Product’ are giving new identity to small farmers and small industries”

Indian women have the natural ability to lead the food processing industry, the PM said while noting India's food diversity is a dividend for global investors.

The PM said India's sustainable food culture has evolved over thousands of years. Our ancestors linked food habits to Ayurveda. 

Millets are a part of India’s ‘superfood bucket’ and the government has identified it as Shri Anna, Modi said. Mitigating food wastage is a significant endeavor in realizing the objective of sustainable lifestyle, the PM added.

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