Gear­ing up Food Pro­cess­ing In­dus­try through Tech­nol­ogy In­no­va­tion

ASSOCHAM Gu­jarat Coun­cil or­ga­nized its 12th Global FAD●2018 on Septem­ber 14, 2018. Sad­hvi Ni­ran­jan Jy­oti, Hon'ble Min­is­ter of State for Food Pro­cess­ing In­dus­try was in­vited as a Chief Guest to share her thoughts on Dou­bling farmer's In­come through Food pr

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Food pro­cess­ing is the key to the vi­a­bil­ity of agri­cul­ture sec­tor. Re­duc­tion of wastages of agri­cul­tural pro­duce and value ad­di­tion are the pre­req­ui­sites for achiev­ing this vi­a­bil­ity. This is the only sec­tor that gives eco­nomic sus­tain­abil­ity to the farm­ers by pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for de­mand driven clus­ter farm­ing which fur­ther re­sults in am­ple em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties from the land­less labour up to highly skilled in­di­vid­u­als. FAD is a flag­ship event of ASSOCHAM Gu­jarat Coun­cil. 1bis year FAD 2018is the 12th edi­tion of ASSOCHAM. The ear­lier 11 se­ries of FAD was a grand suc­cess­with par­tic­i­pa­tion from var­i­ous coun­try part­ners, del­e­ga­tion from In­ter­na­tional busi­ness com­mu­nity & state part­ners. All the ear­lier sum­mits wit­nessed pres­ence of more than 200 del­e­gates and eye catch­ing me­dia pres­ence with pres­ence of Hon'ble State Min­is­ter for FPI, Gol, Sad­hvi Ni­ran­jan [yoti.

Rec­og­niz­ing and Cel­e­brat­ing Food & Agri In­no­va­tion Ex­cel­lence Awards 2018

Food & Agri In­no­va­tion have trans­formed sev­eral sec­tors hence Food pro­cess­ing Sec­tor also des­per­ately needs to get its share for ex­cel­len­cein new food, agri and in­no­va­tion to move for­ward. In this con­text ASSOCHAM for the last five edi­tions have been an­nounc­ing its In­no­va­tion & Ex­cel­lence Awards,which­have­beena­grand suc­cess be­cause of ver­sa­til­ity of ap­pli­ca­tions, thor­ough­ness of eval­u­a­tion process, and pres­ence of ex­perts in food, agri , in­no­va­tion and busi­ness space as Award Jury. This year too ASSOCHAM an­nounced it's "IN­NO­VA­TION & EXCELLENCEAWARDS-2018" in con­cur­rence with 12th FAD 2018, Summit cum Ex­hi­bi­tion on 19th Septem­ber, 2018 at Ho­tel Pride, Ahmed­abad, to rec­og­nize and fe­lic­i­tate food & al­lied in­dus­try to con­tinue

& con­trib­ute in pro­vid­ing ex­cel­len­cein this sec­tor thereby bring­ing new ap­proaches for ac­cel­er­at­ing coun­try's eco­nomic growth and so­cial devel­op­ment in FP sec­tor.

FAD 2018 wit­nessed pres­ence of more than 200del­e­gates from dif­fer­ent sec­tors of In­dus­tries along­with par­tic­i­pa­tion of other states like Te­lan­gana, Megha­laya, Mi­zo­ram, Pun­jab as part­ner for the summit.

The Summit was very timely and fit­ting, as food pro­cess­ing has moved on from be­ing a craft to a mod­ern tech­nol­ogy. The prin­ci­ples of op­er­a­tion and de­sign of in­dus­trial equip­ment, used in the pro­cess­ing, stor­age and pack­ag­ing of foods may play an im­por­tant role in the pro­cessed foods of the fu­ture. In or­der to meet the sen­sory, qual­ity, safety, nu­tri­tion, health, eco­nomic and nov­elty de­manded of food prod­ucts by con­sumers, it is nec­es­sary to de­sign and en­gi­neer food process op­er­a­tions to en­hance prod­uct's qual­ity, safety, yield, and prof­itabil­ity to com­pete at in­ter­na­tional mar­ket. Sad­hvi Ni­ran­jan [yoti, Hon'ble Min­is­ter of State, Min­istry of Food Pro­cess­ing In­dus­try, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia con­grat­u­lated ASSOCHAM­for or­ga­niz­ing such pro­grammes to pro­mote farm­ers and the en­tire FP and al­lied sec­tors. She en­cour­aged the in­dus­try and in­vestor to form clus­ters and put forth their projects for in­vest­ments in agro and food pro­cess­ing. She em­pha­sized on peo­ple's par­tic­i­pa­tion with gov­ern­ment and get max­i­mum ben­e­fits­fromthe var­i­ouss­chemes of the gov­ern­ment. She en­sured the in­dus­try for max­i­mum gov­ern­ment sup­port. She said that Gu­jarat Gov­ern­ment is very ac­tive in Food Pro­cess­ing sec­tor and Gu­jarat has the ap­pro­pri­ate en­vi­ron­ment for In­dus­try. Syn­the­sis of Min­istryA­gri­cul­ture-In­dus­try plays vi­tal role for de­vel­op­ing our coun­try more. She an­nounced about the var­i­ous sub­si­dies un­der this scheme for set­ting up cold chain and mega Food Park. While con­grat­u­lat­ing ASSOCHAM and ad­dress­ing the par­tic­i­pants, she in­formed about the SAMPADAscheme­launched by GoI, which will be im­ple­mented by MoFPI with an ob­jec­tive to boost the food pro­cess­ing sec­tor in the coun­try and help farm­ers pro­vide bet­ter value for their pro­duce and en­sure dou­bling of farmer's in­come. She said that the scheme is to pro­mote SMEs in Food Pro­cess­ing sec­tor.

To en­hance the com­pet­i­tive­ness of the FP and al­lied sec­tors in the world mar­ket by de­vel­op­ing value-added foods based on higher qual­ity stan­dards, skilling man­power, im­proved pro­cess­ing . tech­niques & in­no­va­tions, devel­op­ment and pro­mo­tion of high-qual­ity and value-added agro-prod­ucts com­bined with chang­ing mar­ket and con­sumer pref­er­ences amid re­cent trends in eco­nomic devel­op­ment and glob­al­iza­tion, were dis­cussed dur­ing the Summit.

Dur­ing the Summit Knowl­edge Pa­per on Food Pro­cess­ing, Agri and Dairy "Chal­lenges & Strate­gies : Dou­bling the Farmer's In­come : Mis­sion 2022" was re­leased. The Knowl­edge Pa­per was pre­pared by Ab­hyu­day Techno Eco­nomic Con­sul­tant.

In­no­va­tion and Ex­cel­lence Awards 2018 were dis­trib­uted by the Guests of the Summit to rec­og­nize and honor the In­dian food in­dus­try bright­en­ing stars who have achieved ex­cel­lence in var­i­ous seg­ments in­volved in Agri­cul­ture, Dairy and Food pro­cess­ing Sec­tor.

TheTech­ni­calses­sion's speak­ers also shared their ex­per­tise, tech­no­log­i­cal know-how and pre­sented new in­no­va­tions and trends pre­vail­ing in the na­tional and in­ter­na­tional mar­ket. Top­ics on em­ploy­ment gen­er­a­tion, skilling man­power in this sec­tor as well as Food safety were also dis­cussed.

Left to Right: Mr.. He­mant Bhai Naik, Chair­man, Gu­jpro Agribusi­ness Con­sor­tium Pro­ducer Com­pany Ltd, Mr.. Bharat Pa­tel, Co-Chair­man, ASSOCHAM Gu­jarat Coun­cil Sad­hvi Ni­ran­jan Jy­oti, Hon'ble Min­is­ter of State for Food Pro­cess­ing In­dus­tries, Govt. of In­dia light­ing the cer­e­mo­nial lamp along with Mr.. K. S. Rand­hawa, IFS, MD, Gu­jarat Agro In­dus­tries Cor­po­ra­tion, Mr.. Dhaval Raval, Chair­man, Food Pro­cess­ing & SME Com­mit­tee, ASSOCHAM Gu­jarat Coun­cil & CMD Ab­hyu­day Group.

Sad­hvi Ni­ran­jan Jy­oti, Min­is­ter of State, FP In­dus­tries, Gal ad­dress­ing the au­di­ence. Mr.. Bharat Pa­tel, Co-Chair­man, ASSOCHAM Gu­jarat Coun­cil wel­com­ing the guest of the Summit Sad­hvi Ni­ran­jan Jy­oti, Hon'ble Min­is­ter of State for FPI. Mr.. Bharat Pa­tel, Co- Chair­man, ASSOCHAM Gu­jarat Coun­cil and Mr.. Dhaval Raval, Chair­man, Food Pro­cess­ing & SME Com­mit­tee, ASSOCHAM Gu­jarat Coun­cil giv­ing mo­mento to Sad­hvi Ni­ran­jan Jy­oti, Min­is­ter of State, FP In­dus­tries, Gal

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