Conference on
Opportunities for Food Processing Industries in Bihar

25 February, 2014, Hotel Maurya, Patna, Bihar

About the Event

Food Processing Industry (FPI) sector forms important segment in Indian economy in terms of contribution to GDP, employment, investment and exports. The sector contributes as much as 9 to 10 per cent of GDP in Agriculture & Manufacturing sector.
 
Bihar is a land of immense opportunities for food processing owing to its agricultural potential. Bihar is the eighth largest producer of food grains in the country, the second largest producer of vegetables (6.72 million MT per annum) and the sixth largest producer of fruits (3.03 million MT per annum). The state has an excellent climate with fertile soil and abundant water. Its diverse agro-climatic conditions translate into diverse crops suited to different agro-economic conditions. Sugar industry is the largest agro-based industry in Bihar. This industry generates sizeable employment in the farm sector directly. The biggest factor in Bihar’s favor in the food market is that of a low-cost advantage and the most suitable agro-geographic conditions. Therefore, Agri-business could become the safest bet for Bihar, and can thus pave the sure way to progress in the food processing industry.
These facts offer huge potential for food processing industry in the State of Bihar. Taking this further, ASSOCHAM in collaboration with MoFPI, GOI, is organizing Conference on “Opportunities for Food Processing Industry in Bihar” on February 25, 2014, Patna, Bihar with the objective of exploiting the potential of food processing sector in the State of Bihar for its overall growth.
 
Shri Tariq Anwar, Hon'ble Minister of State for Agriculture & Food Processing Industries, GoI will be Inaugurating this Conference.
 
Considering the immense importance of the conference ASSOCHAM takes this opportunity to invite you to participate in this Conference as our esteemed “Delegate”.
 
Objectives of the Conference: 
  • To invite new ideas from multiple stakeholders like industrialists, farmers, consumers, academia, NGOs etc on opportunities and potentialities in food processing sector in Bihar & also creating networking amongst them.
  • To accelerate growth of FPI in State through facilitating establishment of strong infrastructure backed by an efficient supply chain
  • To promote the initiatives of National Mission on Food Processing as well as creating awareness among the possible entrepreneurs for undertaking food processing initiatives in the State of Bihar.
  • To create modern enabling infrastructure for food processing units in the state.
  • To promote the investment for the holistic development of food processing sector in Bihar