PM Narendra Modi has always stressed on the need to promote India’s culture to the global arena. Today he inaugurated World Food Festival in New Delhi where he stressed on India’s effective role in the domain of food processing. Like a true statesman, he remarked in front of this saying, “Food processing is a way of life in India. It has been practiced for ages. Simple, home-based techniques, such 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.” PM Modi was visibly proud of India’s giant leap in ranking on the World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ index. Quite proudly, PM Modi remarked,” India has jumped 30 ranks in the World Bak’s 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.”
In the last few days, there had been unwanted controversy over khichdi. Tomorrow over 800 kgs of khichdi will be prepared live on November 4 which will be a world record and no doubt will popularise khichdi in the global front. No doubt, the NDA government deserves much kudos for the organization of this grand festival. Incidentally, popular chef Sanjeev Kapoor has been roped as the brand ambassador of the ‘Great Indian Food Festival’. Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor himself will be preparing the khichdi.