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Food processing sector is on the pathway of building a New India where the rural economy is as bright as its urban counterpart. Comment.

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

4. Food processing sector is on the pathway of building a New India where the rural economy is as bright as its urban counterpart. Comment. (250 words)

Reference: Chapter 4: Food Processing: Potential Driver of Agri-Business, Kurukshetra August 2020 Issue

Why the question:

The article from Kurukshetra explains how Food processing sector is on the pathway of building a New India where the rural economy is as bright as its urban counterpart.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain with suitable substantiation how food processing sector is on the pathway of building a New India where the rural economy is as bright as its urban counterpart.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by explaining the importance of FPI.

Body:

Food processing industry is a rising sector in India. The Simultaneous growth in the agricultural sector has provided due leverage to processing industries by maintaining a regular supply of raw materials (agricultural produce) in desired quantity and quality.

Present the significance of the food processing sector. Discuss its potential; explain in what ways it holds greater potential in the rural parts of India too.

Explain the efforts of the government in this direction, Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme, ASPIRE (A Scheme for promoting innovation, rural industry and entrepreneurship) and SFURTI (Scheme for regeneration of traditional industries) are some of the specific schemes to address capital needs of agri-entrepreneurs. Food processing sector has been identified as one of the key priority sector of the Government’s ambitious ‘Make in India’ campaign.

Conclusion:

Conclude that Food processing sector is on the pathway of building a New India where the rural economy is as bright as its urban counterpart.