August 19, 2015

19/08/2015: GrainTech India 2015 - India`s largest grain milling industry event

Media Today Group is proud to announce the 6th edition of GrainTech India 2015, widely acknowledged as India's largest International Exhibition on Grains, Cereals, Spices, Oil seeds, feeds, Products & Technologies, scheduled to be held from 21st to 23rd August 2015 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore, India.

The 7th India Foodex 2015 will take place concurrently. This is an international exhibition for food products, processing & packaging machinery and allied industries. The India Food Park Expo 2015 will focus for the first time on numerous food products, technologies, minimising food wastage and related issues.

GrainTech India has strong support from prominent Indian agri and food organisations, adding strength and value to the event. Among the numerous organisations 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 Soyabean 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 long!
     
http://www.graintechindia.com/
Image: Marco Bellucci
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, there are clear difficulties in the implementation of this strategy. One issue is the huge losses of procured food grains for want of proper storage facilities.

The current need is to increase productivity of grains and to build an effective supply chain to ensure that what is produced in the farm reaches the consumer in good shape. It is vital to fix every gap in the food production and distribution network, which entails the effective use of available technology and the construction of modern storage units.

As per trade sources, India wastes food grains worth over US$15.3 million every year because of failings in the storage system and in the supply chain rendering the grain unfit for human consumption. This is a terrible thing in a country where a sizeable section of the population goes to bed hungry.

India has over 5000 rice mills, 1000 flour milling plants, 200 soybean plants, 2000 spice crushing plants, 1500 pulse mills, 2000 oilseed crushing units, 1000 feed units, 100 biofuel and energy projects, 1000 coffee plants etc, many - if not all - of which are looking for new and better technology to upgrade their manufacturing, processing and packaging lines. 'GrainTech India 2015' will seek to reduce the technology gap in processing as well as in the supply chain.

To meet increasing domestic demand and also to achieve export targets, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Food Processing Industry and the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), under the Ministry of Commerce, are investing a substantial share of the budget for promoting technological upgrades and value addition in the sectors of rice, wheat, pulses, oilseeds, spices, dairy & feed and all other food sectors. The event will cooperate with the government to support its efforts.

The last edition of GrainTech India, in 2014, attracted participants from over 28 countries around the world including Turkey, Poland, France, Italy, UK, China, the USA, Holland, Spain, Japan, South Africa, New Zealand, Israel, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, Thailand, Russia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Oman, Iran, India, Brazil, and the UAE, displaying their comprehensive ranges of products and technologies for the grain industry. This year we are expecting even more countries to come to India for technological interactions with their counterparts and to tap the huge potential of the Indian market.
 

Visit the website HERE.
 

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