New Optimism In The Agri/Food Processing Sectors!

All agri universities must start agro entrepreneur’s courses! One of the unsung heroes of the Indian agricultural sector is the minister for food processing, namely, Mr.Subodh Kant Sahay. For one reason or other, he or his ministry is not hitting the news headlines! It is high time he does takes his role seriously and gets all that is within his powers to get his ministry’s work noticed by the public. Why the food processing ministry is not taken notice of? See what his ministry’s potential is. India has over 1.10 billion consumers and there is a fast growing high income earning middle class. There is a largely untapped domestic market of 1,000 million consumers for the food processing sector. 200 million middle class, urban based and otherwise, high income earning workers and professions and they are expected to shift to processed foods in one form or other ,given the fact there is a faster urbanisation of life and lifestyle for these vast millions of consumers.

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Food Processing Unit

Farmers Fresh is the largest producer of food products in Visakhapatnam, and has the potential of being the biggest with the food and agricultural sector. The total food production in Visakhapatnam is likely to double in the next few years and there is an opportunity for large investments in food processing technologies, skills and equipment, especially in areas of Canning, Dairy Processing, Specialty Processing, Packaging, Frozen Food/Refrigeration and Thermo Processing. Fruits & Vegetables, Fisheries, Milk & Milk Products, Meat & Poultry, Packaged/Convenience Foods, Alcoholic Beverages & Soft Drinks and Grains are important sub-sectors of the food processing industry. Health food and its supplements are another rapidly rising segments of this industry which is gaining vast popularity amongst the health conscious.

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