Backdrop & Objective

This five days long food carnival is going to be organized by the Animal Resources Development Department of Government of West Bengal in association with other concerned departments of the Government, namely, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises & Textiles, Information and Cultural Affairs, Food Processing Industries & Horticulture, Fisheries, Agricultural Marketing, Agriculture and Tourism.

Stakeholder entities of various Departments namely, Sufal Bangla (a venture under Agricultural Marketing Department), West Bengal State Export Promotion Society, West Bengal Livestock Development Corporation Limited, West Bengal State Fisheries Development Corporation Ltd, Benfish, West Bengal State Food Processing & Horticulture Development Corporation Limited and Mother Dairy Calcutta have partnered to showcase their conventional as well as innovative products in the festival.

The principal objective of this unique Food Carnival is to promote the Food and Food Processing Industries in the State. This Fair shall provide a platform where the producers and the consumers can interact under one roof and which in turn shall directly benefit the larger farming community of the State.

West Bengal has many unique varieties of rice namely, black aromatic rice popularly known as Kalabhat, short grained aromatic rice Kalonunia, Gobindabhog, Tulaipanji, Kataribhog etc. similarly, pulses such as Sonamug, Bhajakalai dal etc. and some exotic vegetables are found only in this part of the country which will be displayed in the fair.

The Animal Recourses Development Department shall promote various non-conventional meat and meat products of Quail, Turkey, Duck, Pork (including special Ghunghroo variety), Black Bengal goat, Bonopala lamb, Garole lamb. The Fisheries Department will exhibit new varieties of fish with high productivity and taste such as Vennami, Pungus, Vietnam Koi etc. All the items mentioned here, be it a aromatic rice varieties or precious pulses or various conventional or non-conventional meat and meat products or the latest products or Mother Diary Calcutta or the delicacies of rare and exotic fish, shall be available for both exhibition and retail sale at the fair.

Further, renowned restaurants and caterers of the city will partner with the Government to bring their diversified cuisine in a unique interactive setting where anyone can see, eat and buy.

Reputed Chefs will prepare regular as well as exotic fusion items using all local traditional and new ingredients of the state. This innovative festival will present its visitors with the opportunity of not only tasting the gourmet cuisine of Bengal but also of buying the ingredients, that go into the making of these dishes.

Four AC hangers will be made as Food Court with a separate and dedicated Court catering to international delicacies. Apart from the food counters, there will be retail outlets of various cooking products, appliances and vegetable and non vegetable raw ingredients.

To add flavor, the festival will host ethnic and cultural programmes with folk songs, modern bangla song to be rendered by eminent artists of state on a three side open stage which will enable the visitors to enjoy the cultural programme while savoring gourmet food.

For the first time, an open to all Cookery Competition will be held along with daily talk show, Cookery sessions with renowned chefs, eminent writers, poets and other distinguished personalities will also be an important part of this year’s festival.

All are welcome to participate in this carnival for experiencing a whole new world of food and food products made exclusively in Bengal.

Members of the press and the electronic media are requested to render wide publicity to the event, “Ahare Bangla-2017, for making it a grand success.

Organizer & Partners



From 6:00pm to 8:30pm (Inaugural Programme)
Dance by Dona Ganguly
ShriKhol by Harekrisna Halder
Anchor Madumanti Moitra
From 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Cookery Show Chef Indraneel Bhattacharya
From 2:00 PM - 3:00 P.M
Folk Natua
From 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Cookery Competition Chhana
From 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Song by Surajit Chattopadhyay
Aliva Chakraborty
Indranil Dutta
Debashree Mukherjee
Anchor Sudipta Mukherjee
From 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Cookery Show Chef Sandeep Kumar Pandey
From 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Folk Raibeshe
From 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Cookery Competition Fish
From 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Song by Jojo
Swakkhar Basu
Mekhla Dasgupta
Avijit Acharjya
Anchor Tamali Ghosh
From 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Cookery Show Chef Indranil Ghosh
From 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Folk Chhou Nritya
From 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Cookery Competition Meat
From 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Song by Sriradha Bandyopadhyay
Sumana Chakraborty
Aritra Chakraborty
Bangla Band: Parijat
Anchor Debasis Basu
From 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Cookery Show Chef Shivajee Majumdar
From 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Cookery Competition Final
From 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Prize Distribution
From 5.00 PM-6.00 PM
B2G Business Conclave
From 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Song by Shibaji Chattopadhyay
Antara Chowdhury
Dance by Aritra Chakraborty
Anchor Debashis Bhattacharya



Inauguration:  21st October, 2016 at 6pm.
 6:00pm - 9:00pm

 12:00pm - 3:00pm
 3:00pm - 6:00pm
 6:00pm - 9:00pm