Two days national conference on ‘prospects and challenges in indigenous foods and drinks sector’ was organised today by Association of Food Scientists & Technologists, Manipur at Central Agricultural University (CAU), Iroisemba, Imphal.
Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest, Deputy Chief Minister, Manipur, Gaikhangam said that food and drink are the most essential commodities wherein human can’t survive without them. The state has a unique taste of indigenous food and drink and, he added that there are varieties of indigenous food products. The deputy Chief Minister further said that Manipur is famous for its arts and cultures and with the help of modern techniques of preservation and commercialising indigenous food products, the state too can excel in exporting indigenous food products which can boost the economic condition of the state.
The conference was also attended by Vice Chancellor, CAU, M Premjit Singh, President, AFST (I), Headquarter, CFTRI, Mysore, Dr H Pratap Kumar Shetty and Dean, College of Agriculture, Professor JM Laishram as President and Guests of Honour respectively.