Union Minister of Food Processing Industry inaugurates India Pavillion at Dubai

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India Pavilion’ at Gulfood, Dubai was inaugurated by Pashupati Kumar Paras, Minister of Food Processing Industries, Government of India in the presence of Sunjay Sudhir, Ambassador of India to the UAE on 20 February.

An overview of the news

  • The 'India Pavilion' is the largest pavilion at Gulfood 2023.

  • The 'India Pavilion' has 306 companies, including leading SMEs and startups, participating on one platform.

  • Indian companies are exhibiting in all sectors of Gulffood including beverages, pulses, cereals, food, meat and poultry, dairy, fats and oils etc.

  • Major Indian companies participating include Amul, MDH, Parle, Rasna, Bikanerwala, Bikaji, Everest Foods, Markfed, Safal and Red Fort.

  • In the 'India Pavilion', special promotion and branding of millets superfoods will be done as the United Nations celebrates the International Year of Millets 2023.

  • APEDA will sign an MoU with Lulu Group International for in-store promotion of millets in its supermarkets in the UAE.

Food Processing Industry of India

  • India is the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables, rice, fish and tea.

  • India ranks first in terms of production of milk, millets, spices, pulses.

  • India has agricultural exports of US$ 46.1 billion and 23 operational mega food parks and 12 agro-processing clusters.

  • India has shown renewed interest in millets because of their nutritional value and sustainability.

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