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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 agriculture. Elaborate. (250 words)

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

4. 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 agriculture. Elaborate. (250 words)

 

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: InstaPedia

 

Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question: To write about the potential of food processing in driving rural economy and linking it with consumer and industry.

Directive word: 

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

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving statistic regarding the extend of food processing industry in India is

Body:

First, write about the scope of food processing in India – A well-developed food processing industry is expected to increase farm gate prices, reduce wastages, ensure value addition, promote crop diversification, generate employment opportunities as well as export earnings.

Next, write about various bottlenecks faced by the industry and the steps that are needed to ensure its growth.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.