Page-3 of GS-III: Food Processing and Related Industries

Analyze the key challenges to India's food processing industry from production to consumption.

Food processing Industry is a sunrise industry which has an immense potential to address the rural economy distress. But the Food processing Industry is facing Key challenges which include Constraints in Supply Side Large Informal Sector and mainly clustered in ..

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What are the major roadblocks to connect India's agri-system to the food processing industry and through it to the global value chain? Discuss.

Food processing refers to transformation of raw ingredient into food or of food into some other forms by physical or chemical means. It includes processes like canning, processing, freezing, pasteurization, emulsification etc. It extends the shelf life of food, reduces ..

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With respect to the storage of the agricultural produce, there has been a long debate whether Flat warehouses are good for India or we need to modernize them by having vertical silos. Discuss the pros and cons of the both.

Storage is one of the vital components in the process of agriculture. Proper Storage of agricultural produce is pretty essential for the purpose of  distribution of produce from surplus to deficit areas price stabilization to ease out a volatile market ..

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Explain the Upstream /Downstream Industries and Forward / Backward Linkages with reference to Food Processing Industry.

Hint: The upstream industries are dedicated to procurement, extraction and initial processing of raw material for manufacturing use ex- flour milling; leather tanning; cotton ginning; oil pressing, fish canning etc Downstream industries undertake further manufacturing operations on intermediate products made ..

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Throw light on the hub and spoke architecture of a Mega Food Park examining its forward and backward linkages.

Hint: A mega food park is basically a hub and spoke architecture comprising Collection Centres (CCs) and Primary Processing Centres (PPCs) as spokes linked to a Central Processing Centre as hub. CCs work as points of aggregation of the produce ..

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To what extent, the Mega Food Park Scheme is able to link farm produce to the market? Critically examine the key issues incidental thereto.

Cluster based approach for Mega Food Park with linking through CC, PPC and finally to CPC is a great step towards growth of food processing industry, but the scheme has certain drawbacks: Acquiring of 50 acre of contiguous land anywhere, ..

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