National Exhibition on Processing, Packaging, Storage System and Automation Technology for Wheat, Rice, Pulses & Spices Industry

INTRODUCTION



Indian agriculture is now going through critical times. On the one hand, relying on the strength of Green Revolution strategy and having emerged as an exporter of grains and food products, the government is keen to enact a Food Security law to ensure availability of food grains to every individual in the country. On the other hand, the weaknesses in the implementation of the strategy are showing up in a glaring manner. One such instance is the huge losses of procured food grains for want of proper storage facilities.

The need of the hour is to increase productivity of grains and build an effective supply chain to ensure what is produced in the farm reaches the consumer in good shape. In fact, what is imperative is to plug every loophole in the food production and distribution system, which means use of effective available technology and building of modern storage system.

As per trade sources, India wastes food grains worth huge amounts every year because of weaknesses in storage system & techniques and deficiencies in supply chain. It is unfortunate in a country where a sizeable section of the population goes to bed hungry.

India has over 5000 Rice mills, 1200 Flour milling plants in organized sector apart from over 2000 in small scale, 200 Soybean plants, 2000 Spices crushing plants, 2000 Pulses mills, 2000 Oilseeds crushing units, 1000 Feed Units, 100 Bio-fuel and energy projects, 1000 Coffee plants etc., which are looking for new and better technology to upgrade their manufacturing, processing, packaging line. GrainTech Fair 2018 will seek to reduce the technological gap existing in processing and supply chain.

To feed increasing domestic demand and also to achieve the export targets of food products, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Food Processing Industry and Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) under the Ministry of Commerce are investing a substantial share of the budget to promote technological up-gradation and value addition in all segments of rice, wheat, pulses, oilseeds, spices, dairy & feed, and all other food sectors. Maharashtra itself a major producer of cash crops including rice, jwar, bajra, wheat, pulses, oil seeds like groundnut, sunflower and soybean, is an extremely progressive state in terms of adapting modern technologies surrounded by major crop producers of India viz. Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. Pune, our venue enjoys a location advantage of being close to Mumbai, where India’s biggest cargo complex exists.

The exhibitors of GrainTech India series in Bangalore, shared their remarkable views of getting extensive business generation from the exhibition series depicting the exclusive efforts of the organisers laid on the grand success of the show. The exhibitors also shared their encouraging interest of promoting their Business activities, products, latest inventions in Western India through Media Today Group. This stimulating feedback of exhibitors boosted Media Today Group to commence GrainTech Fair 2018 with its ongoing FoodTech Pune series bringing the entire food-grain industry under one roof.

The aim of GrainTech Fair 2018, concurrently with FoodTech Pune 2018 scheduled from 23rd to 25th February 2018 in Pune, is to promote & raise the Indian Food and Grain sector to the highest peak of success.