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Team of 30 cooks up world record with 918kg khichdi

Team of 30 cooks up world record with 918kg khichdi

According to a research paper circulated at the meet prepared by ASSOCHAM, India's food processing sector has the potential to attract U.S. $33 billion of investment and generate employment of nine million people by 2024.

The three-day World Food India event was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. These investments will help us realise the goal of doubling farmers' income as well as generating massive employment in the food processing sector. India was ranked number 1 in the world in 2016 in greenfield investment. "Increasing urbanisation and the growing middle-class has boosted food industry in India", Modi said, adding that India's economy was in "high gear".

"Simple, home-based techniques, like fermentation, have resulted in creation of our famous pickles, papads, chutneys & murabbas.that excite both the elite and the masses across the world", PM Modi said. India has jumped thirty ranks this year, in the World Bank Doing Business rankings - the highest ever improvement for India, and the highest jump for any country this year.

A team of 30 people led by celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor cooked 918kg khichdi, and thereby entered the Guinness World Records for the largest serving of a beans and rice dish in the world.

"Today is a historic day".

She said rich agri-resources in India create an optimal opportunity to scale up the processing industry here.

The inaugural day of World Food India 2017 saw signing of 13 MoUs worth Rs 68,000 crore.

"The unique portal - Nivesh Bandhu - or investor's friend - that we have just launched, brings together information on Central and state government policies, and incentives provided for the food processing sector".

"We anticipate an investment of about $50 million during the next five years as we focus on growing and expanding our presence in India", Hershey India chairman and managing director Praveen Jakate said. Unilever Global President Amanda Sourry said, "The world is looking towards India".

More than 40 countries, 27 states governments are participating in the event.

This is the first time that India is hosting such an event for the food processing sector. During the event, Kapoor will be preparing Indian and foreign cuisines using Indian ingredients, flavours and fragrances. It welcomes to host a congregation of global investors and business leaders of major food companies from November 3 to 5 in New Delhi. It has only been put for a record entry in World Food India, and will proudly showcase India's culinary diversity.