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Explain the Scope and Significance of Food Processing Industries in India

Topic: Food processing Industry

7. Explain the Scope and Significance of Food Processing Industries in India. (250 words)

Reference:  Indian economy by Uma Kapila

Why the question:

The question is straightforward from the static portions of GS paper III.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain the Scope and Significance of Food Processing Industries in India.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving 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:

The food processing industry in India is increasingly seen as a potential source for driving the rural economy as it brings about synergy between the consumer, industry and the farmer.

Body:

To start with, explain the importance of food processing industry. Food processing activity is still at a nascent stage in India with low penetration. List down the importance of food processing industry  – Holds the potential of reducing enormous wastage of agricultural produce in the absence of processing technologies and cold chain facility, is labour-intensive industry, lead to increase in farm income etc. Discuss the conditions favorable for food processing. Highlight the importance of it.

Conclusion:

Conclude with significance of it to Indian economy.