Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Government of India is organizing a mega international food summit, World Food India in New Delhi from 3 – 5 November 2017.
A Hackathon would be organized coinciding with the World Food India event.
Description : Diseases arise due to contaminated fruits and vegetables may be higher in developing countries and the concern about food safety has also increased in the last couple of years. As per World Health Organization (WHO, 1999), the number of people suffering from diseases resulting from contaminated food or water are more than hundreds of million. Fruits and vegetables are perishable in nature and also the taste, texture and aroma are subject to change with the time of plucking. Freshness is one of the crucial attribute for the selection of fruits and vegetables by the customer therefore this need to be addressed through an app. Toxicological research shows that the pesticides present in fresh fruits and vegetables are generally responsible for cancer and birth defects. This shall also affect the nervous, endocrine, reproductive and immunological system. The basic aim to identify the application of any unwanted material used on fruits and vegetables like, insecticide, wax, calcium carbide, and ethylene etc. so that the consumer will be assured about the freshness and safety. An app shall be developed which would be able to detect the freshness either using the mobile scanner, bar reader or some other means. The app would also display information on whether the fruits and vegetables are safe to consume or not. Food safety assures the minimum risk associated with the fruits and vegetables during production, storage and handling of produce.
The Food Processing Industry is one of the largest industries in India and ranks fifth in terms of production, consumption and exports. Food processing industry in India is a sunrise sector that has gained prominence in the recent years. Availability of raw materials, changing lifestyles and appropriate fiscal policies has given a considerable push to the industry’s growth. This sector serves as a vital link between the agriculture and industrial segments of the economy. To design solutions by leveraging technology for various problems in the food processing sector.
To design solutions by leveraging technology for various problems in the food processing sector.
Any correspondence with participant will be done through an email provided by the participant at time of filling the application form. Organizers are not liable in case of email delivery failures.
For any queries, please send mail at: HARIKRISHNA[dot]BHANUSHREE[at]CII[dot]IN