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World Food India a big platform for State Governments to push Food Processing in States: Smt Harsimrat Badal

Newdelhi:12/7/19:Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal today said World Food India is not just an opportunity for the Center but also a big platform for State Governments to push food processing sectors in their states. Exemplifying her statement she added that during the previous edition of World Food India in 2017, many States did brisk business and signed Memorandums of Understanding with international companies. To promote this idea the Ministry would be holding road shows in the states.

Smt Badal was speaking at a meeting with Members of Parliament at the Parliament Annexe. The MPs were invited by the Ministry to spread awareness of the upcoming mega event World Food India 2019. The Minister sought assistance of the MPs in sourcing information on raw material clusters from their respective constituencies and what industries could be set up there.

She said that people from across the world who want to source from India and invest in India will be seeking avenues for investment during World Food India 2019. She invited representations from their constituencies for participation in the event to foster tie ups between foreign investors and domestic avenuesThe Ministry also used the occasion to highlight the schemes of the Ministry. Additional Secretary, Dr. Rakesh Sarwal in a presentation to the present MPs highlighted the various schemes being run by the Ministry and their current status. The Minister invited the MPs to bring more proposals forward and assured them of the Ministry’s willingness to consider all the proposals speedily.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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