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PM Modi to inaugurate World Food India 2017 on Friday

New Delhi, November 2, 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday inaugurate World Food India 2017, the biggest congregation of global investors and business leaders of major food companies, an official statement said.

Organised by the Food Processing Industries Ministry here, the three-day event aims to transform food economy and realise the vision of doubling of famers’ income by establishing India as a preferred investment destination and sourcing hub for the global food processing industry, the statement said.

 This is the first time that India is hosting such an event for the food processing sector.

After the inauguration from Vigyan Bhavan, the Prime Minister will visit the Food Street at India Gate lawns.

“World Food India platform will strengthen India’s position as a global food factory and is a positive step towards making the country food secure.

“India is expected to attract an investment of $10 billion in food processing sector and generate one million jobs in the next three years,” the statement said.

During the event, India would host over 2,000 participants and 200 companies from around 30 countries.

Apart from representatives of 28 states, the event would also see participation of 18 ministerial and business delegations, nearly 50 global CEOs along with CEOs of all leading domestic food processing companies.

While Germany, Japan and Denmark are partner countries for the extravaganza, Italy and the Netherlands are the focus countries.

The event will witness specially curated experiential platform by chef Sanjeev Kapoor which will showcase Indian and foreign cuisines using Indian ingredients, flavours and fragrances.

A massive exhibition spread over 40,000 sqmt at the India Gate lawns — where more than 800 global companies representing 22 countries and domestic companies will be exhibiting — is expected to attract significant footfalls, the statement said.(IANS)

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PM Narendra Modi tells Scientists to use science to improve the lives of citizens

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Prime Minister Modi tells scientists that science and technology should be used to bettering the lives of citizens. Wikimedia Commons

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called upon scientists to take up challenges in their research for bettering the daily lives of common citizens, especially farmers, help in reaching clean drinking water, solar power to the people, and solving problems such as pollution.

Highlighting the importance of ‘science for society’, Modi said when all “scientists, all citizens, will move forward with this understanding, both the country and mankind will be benefited”.

“To know the connection between science and society, we have to give answers to some questions. Everybody knows the pollution problem due to increased use of plastic. Can our scientists take up the challenge to come up with saleable and cost effective material which can take the place of plastic?” the Prime Minister asked while inaugurating the India International Science Festival through video conferencing from Delhi.

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PM Narendra Modi highlights the importance of ‘Science for Society’. Wikimedia Commons

Modi exhorted scientists assembled from India and abroad for the mega event whether they can take up the challenge to find a better way to store energy or electricity.

“Can we get a solution so that the use of solar power can go up, can we come up with an innovation related to battery and other infrastructure to reach electric mobility to the common man?

“Have we thought of doing something in our lab which can improve the lives of crores of people? Can we find a solution to local drinking water problems and reach clean drinking water to the people?” he asked.

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Modi also urged scientists to ponder over whether they can invent something which would cut down healthcare cost, and benefit peasants by increasing their income.

“We have to think how use of science can help in easing the lives of the people,” he said. (IANS)