What is the future of India in the nutraceutical and dietary supplement space?
India has all the advantages of becoming a nutraceutical hub. Just like Information Technology and Biotechnology efforts by the country, Indias next growth path is Food Technology where nutraceuticals and dietary supplements will be much-sought-after. Today, the countrys growth in nutraceuticals and dietary supplements is less than 2 percent. Policy makers industry and researchers and experts in the field are looking at increasing it to 10 percent. Therefore the varied sessions at the Nutraceutical Summit held at Delhi will addresses all this. Therefore at every Summit, we review the progress of the country in this segment. There are a lot of challenges. We need to tap the public-private partnerships in the sector. We need to network, maximize the benefits and capitalize the advantages of this sector from farm to forkand cannot forget the farmer and grower. The entire chain is crucial. As the chairman of the Nutraceutical Panel under FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India)