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Indian Food Processing Industry Poised to Feed the World

Posted October 11, 2014 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Indian food and beverage processors are getting government and industry help to increase exports, add jobs, reduce waste, and even combat world hunger. There are several initiatives at work, including plans to create agro-processing clusters that will help farmers in small towns get their produce into the processing queue more easily, reducing waste. The India Brand Equity Foundation is working with domestic and foreign investors to support this and various other projects, including researching biodegradable and edible films for packaging and improving the transportation of fish.


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10/11/2014 8:07 AM

This is good news because prior to this initiative they were naan-existant. :-)

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10/11/2014 5:25 PM

I can foresee trains of 100T rail tankers filled with bulk curry being transported at speed across national borders. Just you wait -it'll be worth it!

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10/12/2014 2:52 AM

This is good news. Between India and China they have taken the smart initiative where all other countries have taken the initiative to frac' water courses and make good growing fields redundant, or pay farmers not to farm (EU). Of course there are still some farmers producing rape seed for biofuel production, however the Indian Brand Equity Foundation has actually found a niche market to actually grow foods.

This is a good initiative for them and it could mean they become world leaders, up there with China for food production, that feeds the rest of the world. At least you will know your hard earned grocery money will be uplifting a once 3rd world country.

Smart move.

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10/12/2014 12:38 PM

No surprise here.

Industrial and investment friendly stable government at the helm committed growth things are certainly rolling. The Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution in world food trade every year.

In India, food has become a high-profit industry particularly with the food processing industry getting recognized as a high-priority area.

The role of the Indian government has been instrumental in the growth and development of the industry. The government is making all efforts to encourage investments in the sector, approving proposals for joint ventures , foreign collaboration, industrial licenses and 100 per cent export oriented units.

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10/12/2014 3:03 PM

Doesn't hurt, in my opinion, that Indian cuisine is one of the best in the world. :-)

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10/12/2014 4:45 PM

Where does the water come from?????

India has multiple reports of agricultural areas running our of water and we've seen here multiple examples of less than ideal management processes in place there.

The irrigation potential for India exceeds the historic flow in their rivers, so potentially the rivers will become dried up channels and the downstream cities and farmers will be faced with unmanageable situations. (Tongue in cheek. Sound a little like some US states and their ability to influence the watershed for other communities.)

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10/13/2014 12:21 AM

This is great news but, let's face it: it would be more far convincing news if India demonstrated that she could/would first feed her own.

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10/13/2014 10:24 AM

Yes we agree that there is lot left to done to address the issue of children malnutrition in India.

But remarkable progress has been made. Credit to the government's push to extend nutrition schemes like the Integrated Child Development Services along with better monitoring by a Supreme Court-appointed committee, improve access to health under the National Rural Health Mission, provide access to work under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and strengthen the implementation of the Public Delivery System for subsidized grain.

Request please find time to read http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/malnourishment-declined-sharply-among-children-in-india/article6497025.ece

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