16 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) signed between the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) and various industry entities on the first day amounting to a total investment of around Rs 17,990 crores.
The inauguration of the second edition of the ‘World Food India 2023’ mega food event took place at Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi presiding over the event. During the inauguration, the Prime Minister provided Seed Capital Assistance to over one lakh Self Help Group (SHG) members, reinforcing the support for these groups. Prime Minister Modi also toured the exhibition displayed on the occasion. The primary objective of the event is to present India as the ‘food basket of the world’ and commemorate 2023 as the International Year of Millets.
On the first day of World Food India 2023, a total of 16 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) and various industry entities. These agreements amounted to a total investment of around Rs 17,990 crore. Notable companies participating in these MoUs included Mondelez, Kellog, ITC, Innobev, Nedspice, Ananda, General Mills, and Ab Inbev, among others.
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, organised a Roundtable discussion on the inaugural day of World Food India 2023. The event was co-chaired by Union Minister Pashupati Kumar Paras, Ministry of Food Processing Industries and Union Minister Piyush Goyal, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, and Textiles. The Roundtable brought together senior government officials and CEOs from over 70 leading companies operating in the food processing and allied sectors.