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Food processing industry in india Facts

Food processing industry in India

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Food processing industry in india Facts

 

Indian Food Processing Sector at a glance for various agri exams food processing industry in india (upsc)

 

❖ Total number of Mega Food Parks in India- 42

❖ Cold storage capacity of Mega food parks- 32 Mt India’s First Aqua Mega Food Park established at- Bhimavaram mandal of West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh. (14 Feb, 2019) 

❖ Minimum Land required for setting up a Mega Food Park is- 50 acres 

❖ The Food Processing Industry contribution to Agricultural sector is- 9% 

❖ The Food Processing Industry contribution to Manufacturing sector is- 11% 

Schemes Regarding Food Processing Sector:
 
A. Gram Samridhi Yojana:
“To help Unorganized Food Processing sector” concentrated in rural areas.
Funding: Rs.3,000 crore (1500 cr by World Bank, 1000 cr by Central Govt and 500 cr by State Govt.)
Launched by: World bank +Central Govt 


B. Pradhan Mantra Kisan SAMPADA Yojana-
May, 2017 SAMPADA – Scheme for Agro Marine Processing and Development of Agro processing Clusters
Objective: Holistic development of the food processing sector 


Other Important Snippets
 
❖ Target year fixed by Govt. of India for Doubling of Farmers Income is- 2022 (75 th
Independence of India) 

❖ Govt. of India formulated point strategy to double farmers income- Seven point strategy 

❖ All agricultural programs and policies shift their focus from- Production oriented to Income oriented approach 

❖ Number of Insecticides/pesticides registered in India (as of Dec. 2018) is- 282 

❖ RKVY (Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana)- renamed as- Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RAFTAAR) 

❖ Time period of RKVY- RAFTAAR increased from- 2017-2020 

❖ To 5one55ivize states to increase allocation for agriculture and allied sector is the main objective of- RKVY 

❖ 100% FDI is allowed in – cold storage, ware houses and Food Processing sector 

❖ Govt. of India has increased MSP of Kharif crops by- 1.5 times of cost of production 

❖ The average size of land holding in India is- 1.08 ha (The average size of operational holdings is highest in Nagaland (5 hectares) and lowest in Kerala (0.18 hectares). (source: Agricultural Census 2015-16) 

❖ Total number of operational holdings in the country according to 2015-16 census is- 146 Million

❖ Nodal Agency to coordinate the efforts on the Agriexport zones- APEDA 

❖ Total no. of Agri Export Zones in India –60 


❖ 10th National Conference of KVK held at- March 16-17, New Delhi 

❖ Best KVK (pandit deendayal Krishi unnati pursakar) award 2017 awarded to- KVK Kanker, Chhattisgarh 

❖ Is the key approach for doubling farmers income by 2022 – Integrated farming System (IFS)

❖ Total number of Mega food parks in India- 42 

❖ Agricultural Mechanization for Insitu management of crop residue in- Punjab, Haryana, UP, Delhi 

❖ Pesticide Management bill passed in- 2017 

❖ Agricultural produce and livestock marketing promotion & Facilitation Act passed in- 2017

❖ NAFED procures “Oilseeds and Pulses” from state government at MSP through- Price Support Scheme (PSS) 

❖ Portal launched by central government of India for e-marketing of Organic products is- Jaivik kheti portal 

❖ A company owned by DARE, under Ministry of Agriculture and farmers Welfare is- Agriinnovate india 

❖ Statutory body related to food safety and regulation, protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety in India is – FSSAI (Food Safety and Standard Authority of India)

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