Arab companies evince interest in state’s produces

ITANAGAR, Feb 22: Thee annual Gulf-food event at Dubai in UAE, continues to attract large number of international business delegates and visitors.

The week-long event started on Sunday at Dubai World Trade Centre witnessed participation of around 85 countries. From India, about 38 companies and three states s are participating in the event.

Arunachal Pradesh is one of the three states participating in the event. It has put its own stall for showcasing some of its agri and horti value added products. The Consul General of India in UAE Dr Aman Puri visited the stall of the state on Monday.

The second day event was marked by series of B2B meetings by delegates of Arunachal Pradesh with big companies dealing with fruits, vegetables and its values added products. Some of the biggest companies in UAE like LULU, EELAFF, have shown keen interest in large cardamom, ginger, king chilli, turmeric, organic green tea, black rice from the state Arunachal Pradesh.

Agriculture and Horticulture Secretary Bidol Tayeng said, “the state youths need to involve themselves in food processing and value addition activities in order to find a place in the international markets. The unemployed youths and local entrepreneurs must replace outside middle men and try to take their place and promote local products and solve unemployment in the state through agriculture and Horticulture activities.”

The state delegation is being led by Tayeng, a press release informed here.

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