The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) with the support from the Ministry of Food Processing Industry and corresponding state nodal agencies organized the ‘National conference on linking growth drivers of Food Processing Industries, Markets, Retails, Quality with food safety and skills’ today, November 19, at Hotel Aloft, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, according to a press statement.
Dr K Rosiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu inaugurated the seminar, attended by emminent personalities including Dr K Ramasamy, Vice Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and Ravindra Sannareddy, Chairman of ASSOCHAM Southern Region Council.
The primary objective of the seminar is to pay focus on food processing, consumption, exports, growth prospects to promote business opportunities and investments by providing a platform for networking and enumerate policy recommendations for state and central governments through proper deliberation.
“India is emerging as a food processing hub with the investors from abroad bringing the best processing technologies here. We have seen a green revolution, a white revolution, information technology revolution and biotechnology revolution. The future is now in food processing technology revolution, for which the country had started preparing itself now,” Rosaiah said, while inaugurating the conference.
Sannareddy brought to light the immense potential of Food Processing and the rising importance of linkages, he also notified the magnitude of skill development and infrastructure for India to emerge as a global market for Food Processing.
The summit was followed by Technical session by the by the senior government and industry officials, which discussed ‘the opportunity for food processing in public-private partnership for integrated agricultural development’.
Overall, the conference was witnessed over 250 participants and eminent speakers and provided them an opportunity to share their views and perspectives on best and innovative practices that food processing industry can adopt to effectively tackle challenges impacting their growth.