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With the bourgeoning urban and young population, demand for processed food items is set to increase in the coming years. The food processing industry in India needs to gear up to meet the demand by investing in necessary infrastructure. Examine.

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

6. With the bourgeoning urban and young population, demand for processed food items is set to increase in the coming years. The food processing industry in India needs to gear up to meet the demand by investing in necessary infrastructure. Examine. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate.

Reference: The Hindu

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the steps that are needed to harness India’s food processing potential.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving a statistic about current status of food processing industry in India.

Body:

First, in detail, write about the scope for food processing in India – youth population, growing demand, its suitability, sustained agricultural production etc.

Next, write about the steps that must be take by the food processing industry to step up to realise its potential.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.