Page-4 of GS-III: Food Processing and Related Industries

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, ..


In recent times, the demand for Packaged Food has been increasing consistently. Discuss the reasons evaluating how this can be used to strengthen the farm sector in India.

Hint: With the change in income pattern and; increase in hectic urban lifestyle; there came change in consumption pattern; shifting to higher demand for packaged food. The packaging has increased shelf life of the processed food. Health and value seeking ..