INDIA`S LARGEST GRAIN MILLING INDUSTRY EVENT
Media Today Group is proud to announce the 7th edition of GrainTech India 2016, widely acknowledged as India's largest International Exhibition on Grains, Cereals, Spices, Oil seeds, feeds, Products & Technologies, scheduled to be held from 26th to 28th August 2016 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore, India.
The 8th Edition of India Foodex 2016 is an International Exhibition on Food Products, Processing & Packaging Machinery and Allied Industries focusing on numerous food products, technologies, minimizing food wastage, value addition and cold chain will be the Concurrent Shows.
GrainTech India has strong support from prominent Indian agri and food organizations, adding strength and value to the event. Among the numerous organizations supporting the exhibition are The Solvent Extractors' Association of India, All India Food Processors' Association, Coffee Board, Roller Flour Mills Federation of India, Spices Board India, The Soybean Processors' Association of India, All India Rice Exporters' Association, Indian Oilseeds and Produce Export Promotion Council, CLFMA of India, and Indian Biscuits Manufacturers' Association. The list is, indeed, a long one!
Indian agriculture is now going through critical times. On the one hand, relying on the strength of Green Revolution strategy and having emerged as an exporter of grains and food products, the government is keen to enact a Food Security law to ensure availability of food grains to every individual in the country. On the other hand, the weaknesses in the implementation of the strategy are showing up in a glaring manner. One such instance is the huge losses of procured food grains for want of proper storage facilities.
The need of the hour is to increase productivity of grains and build an effective supply chain to ensure what is produced in the farm reaches the consumer in good shape. In fact, what is imperative is to plug every loophole in the food production and distribution system, which means use of effective available technology and building of modern storage system.
As per trade sources, India wastes food grains worth huge amounts every year because of weaknesses in storage system & techniques and deficiencies in supply chain. It is unfortunate in a country where a sizeable section of the population goes to bed hungry.
India has over 5000 Rice mills, 1200 Flour milling plants in organized sector apart from over 2000 in small scale, 200 Soybean plants, 2000 Spices crushing plants, 2000 Pulses mills, 2000 Oilseeds crushing units, 1000 Feed Units, 100 Bio-fuel and energy projects, 1000 Coffee plants etc., which are looking for new and better technology to upgrade their manufacturing, processing, packaging line. GrainTech India 2016 will seek to reduce the technological gap existing in processing and supply chain.
To feed increasing domestic demand and also to achieve the export targets of food products, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Food Processing Industry and Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) under the Ministry of Commerce are investing a substantial share of the budget to promote technological up-gradation and value addition in all segments of rice, wheat, pulses, oilseeds, spices, dairy & feed, and all other food sectors. The event will join hands with the government to support its efforts.
The last edition of GrainTech India 2015 had the participation from over 30 countries around the world such as Turkey, Poland, France, Italy, UK, China, USA, Holland, Spain, Japan, South Africa, New Zealand, Israel, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, Thailand, Russia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Oman, Iran, Brazil and UAE etc.,who displayed their comprehensive range of products and technologies in the grain industry. This year we are expecting more countries to come to India for technological interactions with their counter parts and tap the huge potential of Indian market.