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Mahendra Nath Pandey Union Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India

“With the Indian food industry poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution to world food trade every year, there are big opportunities for the youth to enroll across job roles in the sector, get skilled and avail new opportunities of employment. In India, the food sector has emerged as a high-growth and high-profit sector due to its immense potential for value addition, particularly within the food processing industry. With our focus on ‘Growth of Indians’ from ‘Growth of India’, to enable India’s transition to a knowledge-based economy, FICSI is helping in the growth of skilled manpower with vision of increased productivity and profitability. We are certain of the positive outcome that we will see eventually, in the coming years.”

"Across the world, food-processing is known to be a sunrise sector due to its potential for growth and socio-economic impact. It leads to income generation but also helps in reduction of wastage, value addition, and foreign exchange earnings and enhancing manufacturing competitiveness. In today’s global market, quality and food safety have become competitive edge for the enterprises producing foods and providing services. The youth must explore these new age skills which are in market demand and align themselves to the opportunities that the sector creates for them. FISCI is certain to play a great role in extending these prospects to the youth.”

Raj Kumar Singh Minister for State in the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

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