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Why are food processing industries significant? Discuss the Scope and Significance of Food Processing Industries in India.

Topic:  Food processing and related industries in India- scope’ and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. Land reforms in India.

5. Why are food processing industries significant? Discuss the Scope and Significance of Food Processing Industries in India. (250 words)

Comprehensive Indian Geography by Khullar

Why this question:

The question is directly from the static portions of the GS paper III.

Key demand of the question:

Discuss the significance of food processing industries, scope and its utility in the country.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly define food processing industries.

Body:

Discuss that Major industries constituting the Food processing industry are grains, sugar, edible oils, beverages and dairy products. The key sub-segments of the Food Processing industry in India are: Dairy, Fruits & Vegetables, Poultry & Meat processing, Fisheries, Food retail etc.

Suggest facts that bring out the significance of the industry.

Explain the significance and scope of it.

Conclusion:

Conclude with future avenues and opportunities that the Industry has for the Indian economy.