Mains-72: Food Processing and Related Industries
With suitable examples, explain the upstream and downstream requirements of processed and packed food industry.
The processed and packaged food Industry requires a robust support of upstream and downstream requirements. Upstream requirements refer to the raw materials, machinery and equipments the industry requires to carry out its operations. Upstream requirements of the processed and packaged Industry includes Agricultural outputs which form the raw material for the industry. Warehousing and storage ..
Every year, India witnesses large amount of wastage of fruits, vegetables and grains due to lack of effective food supply chain management. Discuss while suggesting measures to address this challenge.
Food supply chain management refers to an efficient management of the food items with reduced wastage and enhanced efficiency from producer to the consumer. Importance of transport for fruits, vegetable and grains emanates from their being perishable in nature and their being crucial for not only food and nutrition security but also several industries including ..
Giving suitable examples, critically discuss why a thriving food processing industry has potential to address the unemployment crisis in India.
Food processing Industry transforms the agricultural produce into intermediary or ready to use products. Food processing industry is the sunrise industry having immense potential to address the unemployment crisis haunting the country because: India’s favorable location has made it possible to cultivate wide variety of crops all through the year. Thus an assured supply of ..
What are the flaws in the existing laws for pesticide management in the country? Discuss in the light of proposed Pesticide Management Bill 2017.
Pesticide Management Bill 2017 is being introduced in the Parliament on the backdrop of recent deaths of farmers in Vidarbha, Maharashtra. October witnessed death of tens of farmers due to pesticide infection and 1000 others suffered with critical ailments. This Bill is a follow up to the Pesticide Management Act, 2008 which was launched for ..
Contrast the role of private corporate sector vis-à-vis public sector in their respective share of investment in Indian Agriculture.
Agriculture sector has been nurtured and fostered by the Government of India throughout the ages. The innovations and development in the agricultural sector such as green revolution have been powered by the public sector. It has been a state dependent enterprise since independence. The provision of minimum support price, the procurement of crop and the ..