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Briefly discuss the prospects of Food processing industries in India. Elaborate on the challenges it is facing and suggest way forward to encash its true potential.

Topic:  Food processing and related industries in India- scope’ and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. Land reforms in India.

6. Briefly discuss the prospects of Food processing industries in India. Elaborate on the challenges it is facing and suggest way forward to encash its true potential. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The question is straightforward and doesn’t require much deliberation.

Key demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the objectives, scope and significant prospects of Food processing Industry in the country.

Directive:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Explain first what Food Processing is.

Body:

Food Processing includes process under which any raw product of agriculture, dairy, animal husbandry, meat, poultry or fishing is transformed through a process (involving employees, power, machines or money) in such a way that its original physical properties undergo a change and the transformed product has commercial value and is suitable for human and animal consumption.

Present the status of FPI in India and then List down the significance.

Explain the possible potential that can be harnessed in tis sector.

Discuss the govt. initiatives in this direction.

Conclusion:

Conclude that Food processing has numerous advantages which are specific to Indian context. It has capacity to lift millions out of poverty and malnutrition. Government should develop industry in a way keeping in mind the interests of small scale industry along with attracting big ticket domestic and foreign investments.