Food industry

PM Modi announces Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

On May 12, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a new scheme called “Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan”. Under the new scheme, 20 lakh crore of package has been announced. Features of the scheme Under the scheme, the government of India ..


Curt Bergfors Foundation of Sweden announces ‘Food Planet Prize’

The Curt Bergfors Foundation of Sweden has created two USD 1 million prizes for solutions towards sustainable food system amid the threatening climate change. Named as the ‘New Food Planet Prize’, the prize is to be awarded annually in two ..

APEDA signs MoU to set up a Liason Office in Guwahati, Assam

On February 3, 2020, APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority) signed MoU with CSIR-CFTRI (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Food Technological Research Institute). According to the agreement, the CSIR-CFTRI will provide technical support to the food ..


CCI report on E-Commerce Market of India

On January 8, 2020, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) released its report on “Market Study on E-Commerce in India: Key Findings and Observations”. The market study for the report was initiated in April 2019 by CCI. According to the ..


ICMR releases report on Sugar Intake of India, Report first of its kind

On January 5, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) released its report on sugar intake of India. The intake was measured in grams per day. The report was released based on a joint survey conducted by ICMR, NIN ..


Is Contract Farming Beneficial?

The recent spat between the PepsiCo and a handful of potato farmers from Gujarat has again led the debate surrounding contract farming to the forefront. The contract farming has been prevalent for long years in potato growing regions, especially in ..