The Ministry of Food Processing Industries held the 2nd inter-ministerial committee meeting on World Food India-2023 at Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, New Delhi. Additional secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Minhaj Alam, chaired the meeting with senior representatives from Ministries/Departments/Commodity Boards. The meeting witnessed participation from the senior officials of key central government ministries and departments. All the participants were apprised of developments in preparations for World Food India-2023, being organized between 3 to 5 November, 2023 in New Delhi. The meeting was held in continuation to the interaction held with the committee members in May 2023.
Additional Secretary, FPI emphasized on the important role of respective ministries and departments in the development of conducive ecosystem to channelize infrastructure development, trade, and investment promotion in the food processing realm. All the central ministries and departments confirmed their participation in the event through exhibition space/stalls, participation in technical sessions as well as engagements in the reverse buyer seller meet of the event. The participating officers assured further support required for the event in buyer seller meets/RBSM, engagements with startups, promotion of special Ayush products, ODOP and GI products. The officers also apprised of confirmed participation from exporters and buyers in the event and further outreach undertaken by the organizations.
The ministries and departments were requested to share specifics of plan of action of their participation/partnership in the World Food India. Additionally, the Investment Facilitation Cell (Invest India) and the event partner (FICCI) were asked to coordinate with the respective ministries and Departments to facilitate the discussed action plan and seek necessary support from government bodies. The next meeting of the inter-ministerial committee is expected to be held in July 2023 regarding partnership/participation of different stakeholders.