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Focus Pillars

Millets “Shree Anna - The Super Food of India”

At its 75th session, The United Nations General Assembly declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets. In this backdrop, Millets will be a key focus theme at World Food India to promote global awareness about millets and foster discussions on its nutritional benefits, climate resilience of cultivation and to portray India's position as a global hub for millets. The ministry has already initiated activities to promote Millets. Recently two-day Millet Mahotsavs were organised by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries at Agra, Uttar Pradesh and Bhojpur, Bihar. The events were aimed at bringing all the stakeholders of the food processing sector with special focus on millets, on a common platform and encompassed a wide range of activities like exhibition and sale of various millet-based products, live kitchen, millet recipe demonstration, cooking competition, painting competition, sharing of success stories, informative sessions on millet processing, interactive sessions between industry experts and micro food processing enterprises, SHGs, FPOs engaged in food processing followed by cultural programs.

India as Export Hub

World Food India 2023 will provide a platform to discuss & highlight India's potential to be an export hub for processed food as well as processing machinery to the world. This segment will highlight India's core strength throughout the food processing value chain and conducive policy ecosystem rolled out by central & state governments.

Innovation & Sustainability “Green Food”

On the occasion of India's G20 presidency and to the run of COP 28, India is committed to drive change for sustainability. The Innovation & Sustainability pillar at World Food India 2023 will provide platform to promote conversations among food processing industry & policy makers, to usher a structural shift towards more resilient and sustainable food production and consumption. The pillar will focus on linking food processing sector with climate resilience and food security, reducing carbon footprint, a sustainable blue economy and circular economy by embracing sustainable packaging solutions.

Technology & Digitization

World Food India 2023 will act as a platform for exploring the opportunities presented by advanced technology viz, Web 3.0, Internet of Things, AI, Blockchain technology & 3D printing through-out the food processing value chain in India.

White Revolution 2.0

The white revolution 2.0 pillar at World Food India 2023 will seek to enhance private sector participation in the dairy industry of India, fostering the adoption of advanced technology, genetics to improve the quality of processed outputs & product diversification, enabling seamless integration of Indian diary sector with the global value chain. White Revolution 2.0 will drive increased production of high-quality dairy products for domestic consumption as well as exports.

Blue Revolution

With a total coastline of more than 8100kms, India is committed to the development of the fisheries sector. Through implementation of schemes like Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana - A scheme to bring about Blue Revolution through sustainable and responsible development of fisheries sector in India through a holistic development of the sector including welfare of fishers. At the World Food India 2023 event, the focus will be on enriching the fisheries value chain, encompassing fish production, efficiency, and quality, as well as technology, post-harvest infrastructure, and marketing, through dedicated sessions, conferences, and roundtable meetings.

Advantage India


1st in Dairy production and 2nd in horticulture crops globally


AAGR of 8.3% in the last five years


12.2% of the total workforce in the registered manufacturing sector


Over US $6 Bn worth of FDI in the food Processing sector since 2014-15


Processed food contributed 22.6% share of Agri-food exports in 2021-22


23 Operational mega food parks, 271 Integrated cold chain, 47 Backward - forward linkage projects & 140 Food testing labs


8.7% GDP growth in 2021-22


Supportive policy & regulatory environment


Young & Diverse market of US $1.4 Bn people


USD 6 trillion domestic consumption by 2030

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World Food India 2017 at a Glance

World Food India 2017 was a global food fair held in New Delhi, India, with the aim of showcasing India's
food diversity, and promoting investment and business opportunities in India's food sector

  • 9
    Ministerial / Official Delegations
  • 11
    International Business Chambers
  • 36
    Conferences, State & Country Sessions
  • 75000+
    Business Visitors
  • 7
    International Ministers
  • 15
    Business Delegations
  • 25
    Ministers From 18 States
  • 61+
    Participating Countries
  • 8000+
    Total B2B Meetings
  • CEO Roundtable with Hon'ble Prime Minister and Hon'ble Finance Minister