Telangana Unveiled As State Partner At World Food India's Hyderabad Summit 2023
Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) has been granted Rs. 268.76 Lakhs for this project
Telangana hosted the World Food India Summit, the event brought together key stakeholders in the food processing sector.
Telangana will also have its Pavilion at the World Food Summit, New Delhi finale. The pavilion offers opportunities for startups and small businesses to showcase their products and innovations.
The summit in Hyderabad was graced by the presence of Telangana's Principal Secretary, Jayesh Ranjana, and the Ministry of Food Processing and Industries' Additional Secretary, Minhaj Alam.
The gathering served as a curtain-raiser for the upcoming World Food India event scheduled to be held in Delhi from November 3rd to 5th, 2023. The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) is organising this international conference in light of the International Year of Millets.
Jayesh Ranjan in his address highlighted the key features of the Telangana Summit, and the inauguration of the first-of-its-kind Millet Incubation Center, supported under the PMFME Scheme. He also unveiled Telangana as the state partner for the New Delhi event with Telangana Pavilion, and urged startups and small businesses to participate and showcase their inventions at the Pavilion. The last date for submissions is 10th October 2023.
Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) has been granted Rs. 268.76 Lakhs for this project.
The Millet Incubation Center offers a diverse range of processing facilities, including primary and secondary millet processing, extrusion lines for vermicelli, pasta, and noodles, bakery lines, and a puffing line. This expansion aims to double the number of entrepreneurs benefiting from these facilities and promote the nutritional value and versatility of millets, such as Sorghum, Pearl millet, Finger Millet, Proso millet, Foxtail millet, Kodo millet, Little millet, and Barnyard Millet.
To meet the increasing demand for ready-to-eat, ready-to-cook, and ready-to-serve millet products, the Millet Incubation Center introduces technology for value-added products like biscuits, pasta, noodles, and more under the brand "MILLET-PLUS."
Telangana has emerged as a significant player in the food processing industry, contributing an additional 12.5% to the value of agricultural products. The state government, in collaboration with MOFPI, is expanding into agro-processing clusters, cold chain infrastructure, and warehousing to support the food value chain development.
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