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Telangana inaugurates the first Millet Incubation Centre at Hyderabad

Telangana joins as the state partner at the World India Food Summit 2023

Telangana hosted the prestigious World Food India’s Telangana Summit, a significant event that brought together key stakeholders in the food processing sector.

The summit in Hyderabad was graced by the presence of eminent dignitaries, including Telangana’s Principal Secretary, Jayesh Ranjana, and the Ministry of Food Processing and Industries’ Additional Secretary, Minhaj Alam.

Jayesh Ranjan in his address highlighted the key features of the Telangana Summit, and the inauguration of the first-of-its-kind Millet Incubation Centre, supported under the PMFME Scheme. He also announced that Telangana as the state partner for the New Delhi event will Telangana Pavilion, and urged startups and small businesses to participate and showcase their inventions at the Pavilion. The last date for submissions is 10 October 2023.

Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) has been granted Rs. 268.76 Lakhs for this project, situated in the capital city of Telangana.

The Millet Incubation Centre offers a diverse range of processing facilities, including primary and secondary millet processing, extrusion lines for vermicelli, pasta, and noodles, bakery lines, and a puffing line. This expansion aims to double the number of entrepreneurs benefiting from these facilities and promote the nutritional value and versatility of millets, such as Sorghum, Pearl millet, Finger Millet, Proso millet, Foxtail millet, Kodo millet, Little millet, and Barnyard Millet.

Millets, often referred to as ‘nutri-cereals’ or ‘Shree Anna,’ have garnered attention for their high nutritional content, including calcium, zinc, iron, and a low glycemic index. To meet the increasing demand for ready-to-eat, ready-to-cook, and ready-to-serve millet products, the Millet Incubation Centre introduces technology for value-added products like biscuits, pasta, noodles, and more under the brand “MILLET-PLUS.”

This event highlights the significance of millet on a global scale, addressing food security, nutrition, and climate resilience. It aligns with various government schemes, such as PMFME, PMKSY, and PLIS, aimed at boosting the food processing sector, with subsidies and support for micro-food processing enterprises.

All entrepreneurs, including millet-based and other food processing industries, are encouraged to actively participate in World Food India 2023. It provides a global platform to showcase unique products, innovations, and success stories while fostering networking, collaborations, and learning from global best practices.

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