Indian Vs Developed Countries Food Processing Industry

Usa Food Processing Industry

Indian Food Processing Industry 

The Indian food processing industry has a immense potential for value addition, particularly in the food processing industry. The government's Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) is making all efforts to encourage investments in the food processing business, by approved proposals for joint ventures (JV), foreign collaborations, industrial licenses, and 100% export oriented units. The Indian food and grocery market is the sixth largest market in the world. The Indian food processing industry is 32 per cent of the country’s total food market. The online food ordering business in India is building scale through partnerships. According to the Department of Industrial Policies and Promotion (DIPP), during the period of April 2000 to March 2017, the food processing sector in India has received around US$ 7.54 billion Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Indian Government Initiatives to improve the food processing industry in India, leveraging 100 per cent Foreign direct investment (FDI) in marketing of food products and various incentives, strong focus on supply chain infrastructure, Creation of infrastructure facilities for degree/diploma courses in food processing sector, Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP), Food Processing Training Centres (FPTC), and Going forward to the adoption of food safety and quality assurance mechanisms such as Total Quality Management (TQM) including ISO 9000, ISO 22000, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Hygienic Practices (GHP) stringent quality and hygiene norms to face global competition, enhance Indian food processing products acceptance by overseas buyers and keep the Indian food processing industry technologically abreast of international best practices.

Why Indian Food Processing Industry Lagging

The performance of the Indian food processing industry is lagging behind compared to other developed nations. there are some barriers at different stages in the Indian food processing industry. Delphi analysis find out the following barriers through expert opinion and extensive literature review spanning across the supply chain, farm level, distribution level, and the consumer level. The top growth barriers in Indian food processing industry are, the lack of quality standards in the processed food, rain-dependent farming in India, high cost of cold chain facilities. practitioners and researchers don't have high quality technology. lack of attention of food processing policymakers in India.