FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY IN FOR CONSISTENT 10% GROWTH FROM 2015 ONWARDS, SAYS A REPORT OF PHD CHAMBER & TECHNOPAK

FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY IN FOR CONSISTENT 10% GROWTH FROM 2015 ONWARDS, SAYS A REPORT OF PHD CHAMBER & TECHNOPAK

FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY IN FOR CONSISTENT 10% GROWTH FROM 2015 ONWARDS, SAYS A REPORT OF PHD CHAMBER & TECHNOPAK

 

No.PR-144
November 29, 2014
New Delhi

 

EMBARGOED:  FOR PUBLICATION ON MONDAY 01.12.2014

 

FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY IN FOR CONSISTENT 10% GROWTH FROM 2015 ONWARDS, SAYS A REPORT OF PHD CHAMBER & TECHNOPAK

 

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Technopak have forecast that Indian food processing industry is likely to register a consistent growth rate of over 10 per cent from 2015 onwards in view of its emerging potential, in which the private sector in this segment has already begun to invest to realize its impending worth, especially responding to the call of Make in India, given by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. 

 

Currently, Indian food processing industry is growing at an average growth rate of 8.4 per cent.

 

In a study jointly conducted by two organizations on “India: World’s Emerging Food Leader” have also projected that its food processing sector, which ranks at fifth presently world over in terms of production, growth, consumption and export is likely to reach at US$194 billion by end of 2015.

 

Releasing its findings, President PHD Chamber Mr. Sharad Jaipuria said, “on domestic front, demand for processed food and food products comprise a third of total demand.  Thus, the growing population along with desire for convenience would drive the demand for processed food as India has already started its journey towards increasing its share in the global food trade.  In 2012-13, India registered a 63 per cent growth in the exports of agricultural products and processing foods which would naturally multiply in times to come”.

 

Make in India in food processing sector in view of PHD Chamber has begun to happen as private sector has already committed to invest in the expansion of its manufacturing units in the food processing sector as some of the key players in food processing industry have already committed thousands of crores of investment which will begin to fructify shortly.

 

The Chamber is also of the view that for sustainable and inclusive growth of the sector, collective efforts from all the stakeholders are required focusing whole value chain from farm to fork.   It reiterates that in view of abundant resources in India, Indian food processing industry has immense potential to cater to the demands of the rising population.  There is a dire need to develop this sector by reducing post harvest losses and develop innovative technologies and promote international trade.

 

ENDS

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)