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Meghalaya CM exploring the food processing market at SIAL in Paris

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New Delhi, Oct 23 (KNN) To devise a strategy for innovative food processing product startups in Meghalaya, the state Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma is exploring the market at SIAL (Salon International de l'alimentation) in Paris.

The Chief Minister, Sangma along with Agriculture Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh led a delegation to SIAL- one of the world’s biggest food innovation exhibitions to engage with different companies and explore potential to market their products.

Speaking at the SIAL, Sangma said “Meghalaya is looking at options for technology and machinery to build an efficient supply chain as well on development of product and branding to establish its unique identity.”

He said the visit to SIAL comes in wake of Meghalaya establishing its new Directorate of Food Processing to promote value addition of different agricultural-horticulture products and to devise strategy for innovative product startups.

"It is important to understand trends of the industry. We are here with our team of officials to engage with different companies and explore potential to market our products,” he added.

"The world has realized the potential of India in food processing. However, it is important for us to learn from advanced nations and collaborate with industry for transfer of modern technology," the Chief Minister said.

He expressed confidence that through 'Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana' Meghalaya would be able to reap the benefit as the Ministry of Food Processing has started the ground work for starting a cold chain grid throughout the country.

"SIAL has given an opportunity to network with industry professionals from across the globe, learn the latest industry trends, innovations, and broaden business potential," Agriculture Minister added.

Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal was also the part of this mega food exhibition along with her delegation in Paris.

She inaugurated the India stall in presence of the Meghalaya Chief Minister and Agriculture Minister.

SIAL-2018 is known to be the world's largest exhibition of food processing sector and an event that offers wide experience on the latest developments in the sector will conclude on October 25, 2018.

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