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Indian Food Processing Industry


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Avaneet Dwivedi (Roll No. 09)


India is the world's 2nd largest producer of food next to China, and has the potential of being the biggest with the food and agricultural sector. With India's food production likely to double in the next decade, there is an opportunity for large investments in food and food processing technologies, skills and equipment, especially in areas of Canning, Dairy and Food Processing, Specialty Processing, Packaging, Frozen Food/Refrigeration and Thermo Processing. Fruits & Vegetables, Fisheries, Milk & Milk Products, Meat & Poultry, Packaged/Convenience Foods, Alcoholic Beverages & Soft Drinks and Grains are important sub-sectors of the food processing industry. Health food and health food supplements are other rapidly rising segments of this industry.

India is the 2nd largest vegetable and 3rd largest fruit producer in the world India will register the highest increase in rice production in the world over the next 10 years, as per the US Department of Agriculture. India's annual rice production would increase by 16.3 million tonnes (mt) by 2016, from 91 mt now. India ranks second only to Japan in inland sector fish production. India produces about 6.57 million metric tonne fish every year. Spices exports will cross US$ 1 billion in the current financial year and touch US$ 10 billion by 2017, according to V J Kurien, chairman, Spices Board. Of the world's total annual spice trade of 850,000 tonnes, India accounts for 44 per cent in quantity and 36 per cent in value India aims at doubling marine exports including that of tuna fish to US$ 4 billion by 2012; 53 per cent of the marine exports comprise of shrimps. Food Processing

The growth of food processing sector has nearly doubled to 13.7 per cent during the last four years, according to the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Subodh Kant Sahai, who added that India has set a target of growing at 20 per cent by 2015.

A dominant segment of the food industry, food processing is estimated to be worth US$ 70 billion with a 32 per cent share. It comprises agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandries, and plantation. Experts estimate the industry GDP at 6-8 per cent with value addition of food products to increase from 8 per cent to 35 per cent by the end of 2025.

According to the 'India Food Report 2008', investments to the tune of US$ 23.5 billion are in the pipeline to be made in the food processing industry over the next three years. The opportunity for growth is huge when seen against the fact that while a mere 1.3 per cent of food is processed in India, nearly 80 per cent of food is processed in the developed world.

Significantly, processed food exports have increased from US$ 6.98 billion in 2002-03 to US$ 20.51 billion in 2006-07, recording a whopping 193.83 per cent growth rate. To realise India's potential in this industry, the Government has set an investment target of US$ 25.07 billion by 2015 to double India's share in global food trade from 1.6 per cent to 3 per cent, increase processing of perishable food from 6 per cent to 20 per cent and value addition from 20 per cent to 35 per cent. Acknowledgement

It is pleasure to acknowledge those who have contributed to this project directly or indirectly, though it will be still an inadequate appreciation of their contribution, we here by acknowledge the names of the people to whom we shall always remain grateful.

we would sincerely like to express our gratitude to Dr Mahendra sharma who gave us the grand opportunity to have Report Project.

we are also very thankful to Prof. Maurvi pandya who performed as a guide for this project. We are thankful for her constant guidance, support and inspiration.

We would also like to sincerely express our gratitude to our all the faculty members who have been time & again directly or indirectly helped us in relation to the...
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