K.H. Muniyappa, Hon’ble Minister for Food & Civil Supplies urged people and food industries to work towards ensuring zero food wastage.
Speaking after three days much-anticipated three-day World of Hospitality Expo at the city’s Palace grounds on Tuesday, he stated that we can eliminate hunger in the country if we are able to bring down food waste wastage.
Assuring more pro-hospitality and tourism-friendly initiatives to boost the state economy he observed that the tourism and hospitality sectors have huge potential to create jobs locally besides valuable revenue to the state exchequer.
He pointed out that these two sectors are important to overcome the aftermath effects of Covid 19 induced challenges.
This three-day event serves as a perfect platform to connect hospitality professionals to new products and services in the industry. Apart from the renowned Incredible Chef Challenge (ICC), the three-day event will host numerous talks and sessions decoding some latest trends and unveiling new technologies that are transforming the hospitality sector.
“I am delighted to be part of South India’s biggest HoReCa business event World of Hospitality Expo in Namma Bengaluru. Now that we have put the pandemic behind us, it is time to look at consolidating growth and taking the industry to the next level,” he said.
“The Karnataka government wants the wheels of economy to pick up momentum and, World of Hospitality is doing a great job by offering this platform to bring together buyers and sellers,” he said.
“Tourism and hospitality sectors are, in the real sense, drive the growth of the socio-economic fabric of our society and augur development multidimensionally,” he said. He also stated that Bengaluru in particular and Karnataka in general has a huge potential in this sector.
He also stressed the sector leaders to focus on the food hygiene. “There have been several instances in the past that food adulteration has come to light from the hospitality industry, especially small hotel players, and even popular restaurants. Government mechanism is in place to regularly conduct surprise checks and monitoring; however, the onus must be with the owners. They need to take a far greater responsibility to ensure that the hygiene and quality of food offered to guests is uncompromisable. Quality will draw in profits,” he concluded.
He assured that the state government will support the tourism and hospitality sector to achieve new milestones in Karnataka.