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PROSPECTS

A FOOD BOWL OF INDIA

Total States- 13, Total Area- 16,500,75259 sq km, 51% of total geographical area, 64.58% of total population

  • Punjab
  • Haryana
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Rajasthan
  • Delhi
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Chhatisgarh
  • Bihar
  • Jharkhand
  • Odisha
  • West Bengal

CHALLENGES





  • Food Grain demand expected to be 300 million tonnes by 2025, requires an annual growth rate of 2%.
  • Nearly 52% of Agriculture households in India are indebted, level of debts are as high as 93% in Andhra, 89% in Telangana.
  • 40% of loans to farmers by informal sources of credit
  • Share of Agriculture imports increased from 2.8% in 1990-91 to 4.2% in 2014-15
  • Exports reduced from 18.5% in 1990-91 to 12.5% in 2014-15.
  • 27 million tonnes of grain wasted annually due to poor shelf life.
  • Food worth 92000 crore is wasted every year.
  • More than 50% shortage of cold storage.
  • Irrigation Infrastructure in less than 50% of Agricultural land.

INTEGRATION WITH OTHER INDUSTRIAL CORRIDORS FOR EASY ACCESS TO MARKETS FOR FARMERS





  • Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (Dmic)
  • Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (Cbic)
  • Amritsar Kolkata Agriculture Corridor (Akac)
  • Bengaluru Mumbai Economic Corridor (Bmec)
  • East Coast Economic Corridor (Ecec)

ECONOMY OF FOOD WASTAGE



OPPORTUNITIES





  • India Food Consumption to touch USD One Trillion by 2025
  • Food Value Chain offers huge opportunities for both domestic and foreign investors.
  • Major Investment required in Food Processing Industry
  • India needs to double the investment in Agriculture Research to double farm income by 2022
  • 66 million tonne cold storage capacity needed.
  • Investment in Rail, Road and Port Infrastructure.