Artificial intelligence in food processing industry

Govt officials discuss the need to develop early solutions

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while some progress has been made in agriculture, the food processing sector lags in leveraging such technologies. Photo Unsplashed

Artificial intelligence (AI) could soon be a great enabler in the food processing industry to enhance efficiency, bolster farmer incomes, and minimize environmental impact.

Senior government officials discussed this possibility at a recent conference organized by the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) to explore cutting-edge technologies in the sector. The officials felt the need for a plan to use AI solutions, which are still in their early stages within India’s extensive food processing domain, media reports said.

Among others, the meeting was attended by Anita Praveen, secretary of food processing, Ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY) secretary S Krishnan, and Ramesh Chand, a member of NITI Aayog, among others.

Praveen stressed the importance of creating a roadmap. “The MEITY secretary has come on board. I am sure he is going to be a big support in this endeavor.” S Krishnan said widespread adoption of AI is needed, adding that while some progress has been made in agriculture, the food processing sector lags in leveraging such technologies.

Ramesh Chand emphasized the climate-friendly aspect of efficient food processing, stressing its role in augmenting farmer incomes, meeting consumer demands, and mitigating environmental challenges posed by climate change.

Officials underscored the potential of AI tools to enhance overall sectoral efficiency, aligning with India’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2070.

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