Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, Sep 24:
To explore the wider market for food items produced in the state, the Odisha government is participating in the 9th edition of the two-day ‘Annapoorna – World of Food India’ at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai today. The food products showcased in the exhibition received wide appreciation.
This is an exclusive B2B platform organised by Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCl) and Koelnmesse for the development of Food Processing and Agri- business sector in India.
More than 180 companies from across the globe, including Argentina, Afghanistan, Europe, Greece, Korea, Japan and USA, are participating in this international fair.
Among the products of Odisha on display at the fair are processed Spices, Organic spices, Pasta, Noodles, Cashew nuts, Sauces, Squash, Pickles, Honey, Tamarind concentrate, Mushroom powder and 400 registered primitive varieties of paddy grown in the state, said a release of the Odisha government.
Other products like Processed Gherkins, Paddy straw Mushroom, Maize, Moong dal, Ginger Powder, Turmeric, Lemon Grass Oil, Triphala powder, Arrow Root powder, Coconut Oil (Local), Red Gram,’ Green Gram, Maize, Groundnut, Kalajecra Rice, Turmeric, Tamarind and Red Chilly from ORMAS are also being showcased in the exhibition.
Five entrepreneurs selected by MSME Department are participating with their products and have received tremendous response on the opening day of the event itself.
Prominent among the entrepreneurs are M/s Jay Bharat Spices (P) Ltd., a leading brand of spices in Odisha, M/s KASAM, Kandhamal a pioneer in Organic spice products like Turmeric, Honey, Ginger slice, powder, mustard, etc., M/s Sri Jagannath Cashew Cluster (P) Ltd. a consortium of cashew processing units of Ganjam District and M/s Sri Ganesh Cashewnut processing & Trading (P) Ltd. and M/s Jay Jagannath Cashew Processing Centre, Brahmagiri, Puri whose products have evoked lot of interest.