New Delhi: At the 2nd edition of Indus Food, organised here, the Odisha government Wednesday offered the potential investment and trade opportunities to four countries. The countries with which, the state held G2G meetings are UAE, Vietnam, Iraq and Bangladesh. Odisha delegation led by MSME additional chief secretary LN Gupta held Government-to-Government (G2G) meetings with the delegates from the four countries. Investment potential crops like rice, maize, fruits, vegetables, spices, marine food were showcased by the Odisha delegation at the meeting.

Odisha with 30 food based MSME units has joined as a partner state in the Indus Food, the largest food and beverage trade fair at the India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida, is oranised by Trade Promotion Council of India(TPCI) and the union ministry of commerce.

The additional chief secretary, invited the delegates of the four countries to come and take part in the MSME Trade Fare scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar during 28 January to 3rd of February,2019. Gupta also held discussion with the Vietnamese Ambassador to India Pham Sanh Chau with regard to possibilities of Investment & Trade by Vietnam in Odisha in the food processing sectors as a whole and with specific reference to marine sector. The exhibitor entrepreneurs from Odisha also engaged in number of Business to Business(b2b) meetings with entrepreneurs coming from various parts of the world in the food processing sector. The entrepreneurs from 70 different countries have participated as buyers in the mega event. Anmol Industries Limited, Prime Agro Food Processing Pvt. Ltd., Om Oil & Flour Mill (P) Ltd., KASAM, Gram Tarang Foods Pvt. Ltd., Kar& Brothers, Green Essence Extraction (P) Ltd., Jay Bharat Spices Pvt. Ltd., Taratarini Cashew Industries, Ram’s Assorted Cold Storage Limited, Krupalu Rice Industries (P) Ltd., Magma Foods (P) Ltd., are some of the major Odisha Companies which participated in the Indus Food.