Constraints and challenges to Food Processing Industries


  • The Challenges faced by the Food Processing Industries in general include:
    • There exists gaps in supply chain infrastructure which means inadequate primary processing, storage and distribution facilities
    • Insufficient connection between production and processing
    • Seasonality of operations and low capacity utilisations
    • Institutional gaps in the supply chain, for instance, there is dependence on APMC markets
    • Lack of focus on quality and safety standards, and
    • Not having enough of product development and innovation
  • Other constraints faced by the Indian food processing sector are as follows: