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55 Most Profitable Micro, Small, Medium Scale Food Processing (Processed Food) Projects and Agriculture Based Business Ideas for Startup

Monday, April 9, 2018

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Food processing is a way or technique that is used to convert raw foods into well-cooked and well preserved eatables for both humans and animals. Food processing uses raw, clean, harvested crops or slaughtered and butchered animals and turns these into food products for daily consumption.  A number of products are nutritious, easy to cook and have a long shelf life. They are packed in an attractive manner and are highly marketable.

Food processing sector is indispensable for the development of the economy. It helps to commercialize farming which gives farmers the opportunity to diversify and increase their income and generates employment. However, a large number of FBOs have small operations and productions and many are in the unorganised sector. The organised sector remains small and includes flour mills, fish processing units, fruit and vegetable processing units, sweetened and aerated water units, milk product units, sugar mills, solvent extract units, rice mills, modernised rice mills. The organized sector consists of only 30 per cent the food processing industry in India and within this sector highest meat and poultry processed foods segment contributes the most. India’s food processing sector is highly fragmented and comprises of fruit and vegetables, spices, meat and poultry, milk and milk products, beer and beverages, fisheries, plantation, grain processing, packaged drinks and consumer products such as confectionery, chocolates and cocoa products, soya-based products, packaged drinking water, high protein foods, snacks, etc.

The Food Processing industry is a sunrise sector and is vital to India’s development, primarily due to the linkages and synergies it promotes between the two pillars of our economy - industry and agriculture. The sector in India includes fruit and vegetables; spices; meat and poultry; milk and milk products, alcoholic beverages, fisheries, grain processing and other consumer product groups such as confectionery, chocolates, cocoa products, soya-based products, mineral water and high-protein foods.

Fruits and Vegetables

India is the world’s 2nd largest producer of fruits and vegetables but only about 10 per cent of the produce is processed. It is expected that the processing in this segment will grow to 25 per cent by 2025. This segment is highly export oriented as the domestic penetration is low presently but is expected to grow. Fruits and vegetables processing is equally divided into organised and non-organised sector where organised sector produces juices and pulps and the unorganised makes pickles and sauces

Milk & Dairy

India is the largest producer of Milk and Milk Products and it also has the maximum number of cows and buffaloes in the world. Unorganised sector controls this segment and only about 15 per cent falls into the organised sector.

Grains and Cereals

India is a self-sufficient country in terms of grain production with rice dominating. Rice, wheat and pulses milling is the most important food processing activity in this segment. The unorganised sector has a firm grip here too and since technological upgrading is lacking there is a lot of wastage.

Consumer Foods

This is the fastest growing segment in India and it is highly organised and consist of

·         Packaged Food (snacks, chips, namkeens and bakery products)

·         Aerated Soft Drinks

·         Packaged Drinking Water

Change in consumer taste and preference

With growing awareness, better health consciousness, need for convenience, and improving lifestyles, and the share of processed food is gradually and steadily increasing on consumer plates across the world. In India, this change is bolstered by rising per capita income, a large young population (60 percent below 35 years of age), deeper retail penetration, and a growing number of nuclear families. India’s demands for processed food is, therefore, expected to increase to about 8.5 percent by the end of 2017.

The current size of Indian food Industry is around $40 billion and it is expected to grow by 27% – 30% and it will take double fold growth in next 3 years by considering today’s increasing pattern of demand.

During FY11–16, India's exports of processed food and related products grew at a CAGR of 11.74 per cent, reaching US$ 16.2 billion.

Main export destinations for food products have been the Middle East and Southeast Asia. In FY17* India’s exports stood at US$ 1.3 billion.

The main reason to invest in Food Processing Industry in India is its quick growth. In addition to this reason, there are other reasons such as vast source of raw material, shift from conventional farming of food grains to horticulture, India’s huge population out of which major part of urban middle class are significantly changing the food habits, Low production cost, change in consumption patterns, introduction of food parks and the attractive fiscal incentives.

55 Most Profitable Micro, Small, Medium Scale Food Processing (Processed Food) Projects and Agriculture Based Business Ideas for Startup

 

Author:                NPCS Board of Food Technologists

ISBN:                   9789381039908

Book Code:          NI316

Pages:                  392

Indian Price:        1, 275/-  

US$:                     125-

Publisher:            Niir Project Consultancy Services

Food processing is a way or technique that is used to convert raw foods into well-cooked and well preserved eatables for both humans and animals. Food processing uses raw, clean, harvested crops or slaughtered and butchered animals and turns these into food products for daily consumption. A number of products are nutritious, easy to cook and have a long shelf life. They are packed in an attractive manner and are highly marketable.

The food processing industry plays a vital role in the economy of any country because it links agriculture to industry. The food processing industry is responsible for diversification of agriculture, improvement of value-added opportunities, and creation of excess that can be exported. The food processing industry of India is one of the largest in the world in terms of manufacture, use, export, and development. The sector has immense potential to contribute to growth and employment opportunities of the country.

Rapid globalization and development of economy has taken a toll on the lives of consumers, particularly those residing in urban areas. Employment growth and increased work pressure in organizations leaves consumers with little time for personal care. Additionally, more product offerings by food companies and marketing on a large scale has altered people’s appetite- they demand more and more processed food items every day. These are some of the reasons for the steady growth of food processing industry in India in the past few years. Some of the biggest companies making their presence felt in the Indian market are Unilever, Dabur, Nestle, Nissin, Cadbury’s, Kelloggs’, Godrej, ITC, Britannia, Kohinoor Foods Ltd., Mother Dairy, Pepsico India, Marico Ltd, Patanjali, MTR Foods etc.

Food processing industry is of enormous significance for any country's development because with the changing lifestyle, there has been a consistent increase in preference and demand for packaged foods amongst the population. These can be seen as a great opportunity by the packaging companies. The agricultural strength amalgamated with a various other factors like competent market price and favorable government policies have further aggrandized the food packaging sector.

The Major Contents of the Book are Soy Flour & Milk, Starch Derivatives, Saccharin, Tomato Paste, Edible Corn Oil, Malt, Instant Noodles, Garlic Oil and Powder, Cattle Feed, Banana Wafers, Biscuits, Bread, Candy, Chocolates, Potato Chips, Rice Flakes (Poha), Corn Flakes, Baby Cereal Food, Fruit Juice, Milk Powder, Paneer, Papad, Ghee, Extruded Food (Kurkure Type), Instant Tea, Jam & Jelly, Khakhra, Soft Drinks, Spices, Sweet Scented Supari, Cake & Pastry, Banana Chips, Papad, Besan, Pickles, Ice-Cream Cones, Honey, Flour Mill, Tutti-Fruitti, Confectionery, Noodles, Ice Candy, Namkeen, Vermicelli, Mango Pappad (Aam Papad), Chilli Powder, Popcorn, Supari Chips, Revadi and Gazak, Mava, Tomato Sauce and Ketchup, Ice Cream, Baking Powder, Moong Dal Bari, Packaged Drinking Water With Pet Bottles, Food Packaging & Labelling, Good Manufacturing Practices in Food Industry, Manufacturing Process, Process Flow Diagrams, Addresses of Plant & Machinery Suppliers and Photographs of Machineries.

It will be a standard reference book for professionals, entrepreneurs, agriculturists, agriculture universities, food technologists, those studying and researching in this important area and others interested in the field of Food products manufacturing.

 

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