SME Times News Bureau | 14 Aug, 2019
A two-day National Conference
on Capacity Building of Sustainable Food Value Chains for Enhanced Food Safety
and Quality organized by National Productivity Council (NPC) in collaboration
with Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo, Japan began in New Delhi on
The Conference was inaugurated
by Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT),
Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Chairman of NPC, Guruprasad Mohapatra.
In his inaugural address,
Dr.Mohapatra highlighted the relevance of sustainable food value chains and the
international standards enacted through the Food Safety and Security Act, 2006.
He also acknowledged the
demand for food safety assurances leading to proliferation of food safety and
quality assurance programmes.
Director General, NPC, Arun
Kumar Jha, in his address,emphasised on the importance and potential of food
Chairperson, Food Safety and
Standards Authority of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Rita
Teaotia, in her keynote address said that there is a need to develop the
mitigation strategies for curbing food wastages, enhancing food security and
Productivity Organization, Japan, lauded the efforts of NPC to organize this
programme on sustainable food value chains which is an international phenomenon.Dr.ManickamAsaithambiexpressed
hope that the outcomesof the conference will lead to developing sustainable
strategies for food safety in India.
Technical sessions on various
aspects of food value chains, food safety and quality will be conducted during the
conference which will conclude THursday.