Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

Salient Points of PM Modi’s address at World Food India 2017 on 03 Nov, 2017

Food processing is a way of life in India. It has been practiced for ages.

Simple, home-based techniques, such as fermentation, have resulted in the creation of our famous pickles, papads, chutneys and murabbas that excite both the elite and the masses across the world

India has jumped 30 ranks this year in the World Bank Doing Business rankings.

India was ranked number 1 in the world in 2016 in greenfield investment. India is also rapidly progressing on the Global Innovation Index, Global Logistics Index and Global Competitiveness Index

Private sector participation has been increasing in many segments of the value chain.

However, more investment is required in contract farming, raw material sourcing and creating agri linkages. This is a clear opportunity for global chains

There are opportunities in post-harvest management, like primary processing and storage, preservation infra, cold chain & refrigerated transportation.

There is also immense potential for food processing and value addition in areas such as organic & fortified foods

Our farmers are central to our efforts in food processing.

We launched the Pradhan Mantri KisanSampada Yojana to create world-class food processing infrastructure. This will leverage investment of US $5 billion, benefit 2 million farmers & create more than half million jobs

Food processing holds solutions to nutrition security.

Our coarse grains & millets have high nutritional value. They can withstand adverse agro-climatic conditions. Can we take up a venture based on these? This will raise incomes of farmers & also enhance nutrition levels