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World Food India 2017 concludes, President Kovind calls it the Kumbh Mela of Indian food
Three-day long World Food India 2017 concluded on November 5 which achieved a resounding success with delegates from over 60 countries and Global CEOs congregating in New Delhi for the three-day conference cum exhibition, said an official release.

President of India Ram Nath Kovind graced the event at its valedictory session and congratulated the organizers for putting together the mega event.

Addressing the gathering, President Kovind said, "World Food India 2017 has helped showcase the vast and near limitless opportunities in the food industry and in food processing in India." The President termed WFI "the Kumbh Mela of Indian food," stated the release.

"A focused emphasis on modern food processing can change things. It gives the food sector the potential to become the intersection of so many of our flagship programmes ? Make in India, Start-up India, Skill India, Digital India, and the resolve to double farm incomes," he added.

This was the first time that India hosted such an event for the food processing sector. It has been articulated that World Food India platform strengthened India's position as a Global Food Factory and is a positive step towards making the country food secure, stated the release. While Germany, Japan and Denmark were partner countries to World Food India, Italy & Netherlands were the focus countries.

The event not only saw a Guinness record being created which involved cooking 918 kg of ubiquitous comfort, wellness food ? the nutritious khichdi; business worth $11.25b with 50 MoUs was also transacted during these three days, the release said further.

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