Food Fair: Served At Gr Noida Food Fair: Spices, Sweets, Dry Fruits And Much More | Noida News

Food Fair: Served At Gr Noida Food Fair: Spices, Sweets, Dry Fruits And Much More | Noida News

Noida: Spices to sweets, dry fruits to dairy and oil to oilseeds, a wide variety of food products was on display at the 7th edition of the Indus Food Fair, which was inaugurated on Monday at the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida. The event is being organised by the Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) with support from the department of commerce.
With nearly 1,050 exhibitors from different parts of the country, 2,500 global buyers and over 5,000 domestic buyers are expected at the fair this year, said officials.Delegates from over 90 countries are also expected to visit the fair, which will conclude on January 10.
The Union minister of commerce and industry, consumer affairs, food and public distribution and textiles, Piyush Goyal, addressed the food fair as chief guest. The keynote address was delivered by commerce secretary Sunil Barthwal.
“India’s agriculture exports, which stood at over $50 billion at present are expected to double by 2030 and reach $100 billion,” Barthwal said, adding that the country has set a target of $2 trillion worth of exports of goods and services by 2030.
“We extend a resounding welcome to exhibitors from over 15 countries, including EU, China, Russia, UAE, Canada, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Nepal, UK, Turkey, etc. We have seen a good turnaround and response from international buyers, numbering over 2,500 buyers. More than 85 retail chains are here for the show to source their requirement from India, which includes names like: Walmart, Spar, X5, Lulu, Mustafa, Carrefour, Grand Hypermarket, Khimji Ramdas, Choithrams, Nesto, Shwapno, Pick n Save, Grand, etc. This is one sector which has seen sustained growth in demand over the years,” said Mohit Singla, chairman of TPCI.
Exhibitors at the fair expressed that their main target is to attract B2B buyers from international market space.
“Due to shipment restrictions on key commodities, such as rice, wheat and sugar, we have shifted focus on diversifying products and export of spices, raw materials and other items. We already have several international customers, however, we came to the fair to let customers know about our additional products,” said Lalita Lamba, general manager of Global Agro Corporation, one of the participants of the fair.
The exhibitors opined that since the pandemic, demand for Indian spices has increased, especially products like turmeric, dry ginger and garlic, cumin, and other medicinal plant-based products.

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