We have gathered again for ANUGA special issue, which has covered extensively the challenges which Indian food processing industry is facing. Among the key reasons for the food loss is absence of modern food distribution chains, lack of enough cold-storage centers and refrigerated trucks, erratic electricity supply, and the lack of incentives to invest in the sector. However, realising the loss, the ministry of food processing industries is addressing the issue with the introduction of schemes and initiatives, such as mega food parks. Additionally, with the rise of the sector and the changing lifestyle, the trend of consumption of processed food is on the rise as well. This also leads to questions such as food safety, for instance, the recent case of Nestle’s 2-minute Maggi. Keep reading!
The growth of the Indian food processing sector and changing consumer demands coupled with government’s aid to reduce the import duty on machinery, have increased the scope for machinery and equipment. Many must have heard the success story of 52-yearold Dharamveer Kamboj, a farmer from Haryana, who embarked his journey from being a rickshaw puller … Continue reading Food Processing Machinery →
India is world’s largest bovine meat exporter, thanks to its buffalo meat that is especially popular in Asia and in the Middle East in its halal version. With big markets such as the USA and EU being guarded with protective barriers, China and Russia are the next big targets. While some Indian pressure groups may … Continue reading Indian Meat Exports →
After making waves in the merchandise segment, e-commerce has now shifted to grocery, including fresh vegetables and perishables. The potential exists but comes with its own set of challenges, which many of the players are blind to. Home delivery is definitely not a new term in India. For decades, grocers, restaurateurs, vegetable vendors and even … Continue reading E-commerce in Retail →