India is the 2nd largest Food producer of the world and is growing at the rate of 11% per annum. India’s Food Processing industries rank at 5th position worldwide. Since India’s Food Processing Industry is growing at the rate of 11% and its ranking is 5th position worldwide; there is a wide gap between Production and Processing.
Both Central and state governments have recognised the need to encourage Food Processing sector. Subsidies and various schemes are there to promote and develop Food Processing sector. Hence, this Food and Agro Processing Expo 2019 will provide a platform where entrepreneurs will come to know about Food Processing and Agri Processing.Here both industry and people can see technology, machineries and know how. Positive India has taken the initiative to organise Food and Agri Processing Expo 2019
Food Processing and Agri Processing is linked with growth and development of the nation. There are challenges as well as opportunities, as there exists the dominance of unorganised player at the tune of 80% in Food Processing units. Here lies the opportunities. With Proper Training and Development and suitable Platform creation; Food and Agri Processing Industry can register robust growth and will contribute handsomely in GDP growth of state and Indian economy.
Use of traditional methods in Food Processing lead to low productivity. Overall less than 10% of the total food produced is processed into value added products in India. In comparison United States processes 65%, China processes 23% of the food produced. Even Thailand Philippines and Brazil process 30% 78% and 70% of their produce respectively. So, there is a huge potential for growth in Food Processing Industry.
Major areas holding wide scope for Food Processing are in Dairy, Frozen Food, Caning, Packaging and Thermo Packaging industries.
Food and Agri Expo 2019 will help entrepreneurs to overcome infrastructure bottlenecks with Training and Development. As per specified guidelines, Entrepreneurs will get the basic standard knowledge, infrastructure required with the help of Symposium, Interactive Programs and Seminars in three days long Food and Agri Processing Expo 2019.
Rising per capita income and large young population call for a common platform where people can get practical knowledge, know how, and live interaction to start their Food Processing units