Ektanagar: In connection with the G20 business summit held in the premises of Statue of Unity, Ektanagar, which is marked as a world tourist destination, a planned effort has been made by ‘Udyog Mantralaya Team Gujarat’ to bring different types of ‘wide variety’ to the countries of the world by setting up stalls of Indian traditional food ‘Sri Anna’, various types of peppers and spices and presenting them to the foreign delegates in the premises of The Fern Hotel.
This year the whole world including India is celebrating as International Year of Millets. At that time, a stall of Indian traditional food ‘Shri Anna’ was set up by Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority in this exhibition. Here, the world’s first sherbet prepared from grains including millet, jowar, ragi has become a center of attraction for foreign guests.
Gujarat-Rajasthan Regional President of APEDA Chandrasekhar Dudheja while interacting with the media said that the amount of modern products has increased in a few years. We are working to bring millets to people’s food by encouraging farmers for Indian traditional farming. Millets has prepared products like rava-idli-dosa, biscuits in the form of breakfast by adding value to meals.
These snacks can also be used as an ideal snack when children are attracted to the outdoors. The demand of millets is also increasing in countries like Europe, America, Japan. These stalls are representing India. There is an intention to encourage the farmers of India to cultivate this type of grain, to produce more.
Different types of tea and coffee produced in India in this stall were also a sight for foreign guests. The delegates were overjoyed to taste the Indian tea. Nimabhen Patel, a representative of the stall set up by the Tea Board, said that the G20 Business Meet is a very important meet where it is a great medium to promote the different varieties of Indian tea. The variety of teas displayed here are naturally prepared from flower-spice without any added ingredients.
The 3rd meeting of G20 is being held with the theme of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ in the presence of Special Secretaries of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India and delegates from home and abroad. Then these stalls have proved to be a beautiful platform to carry forward the resolution of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s motto Local for Vocal.
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