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1st Virtual India – International Food & Agri Week held on Oct 16th -22nd 2020; Inaugurated by Narendra Singh Tomar

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Shri Narendra Singh Tomar Inaugurates India - International Food & Agri Week from 16th to 22nd October 2020On the lines of doubling the income of farmers by 2022, the first ever virtual “CII Agro & Food Tech: India -International Food & Agri Week” was organized from October 16-22, 2020 which was virtually inaugurated by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (MoAFW) during the 14th edition of the Agro and Food Tech.

  • It was organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the MoAFW, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying (FAHD) and Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI).
  • The focus of this week was the use of technology in the field of food and agriculture sector to increase the income of farmers.
  • MoFPI also started an awareness campaign named “Anna Devo Bhava” to mark this occasion.

Pointe to be noted:

-Indian food processing sector is 32% of India’s food market. 

-Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate in Agriculture is 3.4% and this sector has contributed hugely to India’s economic growth even during COVID-19. 

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ii.On 6th September 2020, Government of Delhi relaunched the 10-week anti dengue campaign “10 Hafte 10 Baje 10minute” to create awareness on the prevention of the vector borne diseases – dengue and chikungunya among the common people.

About Confederation of Indian Industry (CII):
Director General– Chandrajit Banerjee
President– Uday Kotak
Headquarter– New Delhi