India Gets It’s First Food Museum At Thanjavur In Tamil Nadu; Depicts Agricultural History

by Sanjana Shenoy
India Gets It’s First Food Museum At Thanjavur In Tamil Nadu; Depicts Agricultural History

Foodies, we have delicious news for you! Apart from visiting restaurants to tantalise your tastebuds, you can now head to India’s first Food Museum in Thanjavur to get deeper knowledge about food. Food Corporation of India (FCI) has opened this one-of-a-kind museum in collaboration with Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM), Bangalore. Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur was selected as an appropriate location for the food museum as its the birthplace of FCI. Read on to know more.

Food Museum Depicts India’s Agricultural History

Food Corporation of India opened its first office in Thanjavur 56 years ago on January 14, 1965. Today, Thanjavur is home to the first Food Museum in India, opened with an investment of ₹1.1 crores. Nestled across 1860 square feet, this museum showcases the history of food. Witness the transformation from the concept of hunter-gatherers to agriculture producers. Union Minister for Commerce, Industry, Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal stated to The Financial Times that this is the first such museum in India to showcase the food security story in the country. India has evolved from ship to mouth existence to become one of the largest food grain exporters in the world.

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Free Entry For All Visitors

Visitors can head to the museum from 11 am to 5 pm on all working days. There is free entry. The museum has models of ancient grain storage methods, food grain production and the journey of grains from the farmer to the consumer. Goyal revealed that Thanjavur that’s the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, will soon be the birthplace of the agricultural history of India. When you do visit Tamil Nadu, head to Rameswaram, ‘The City of Gods’.