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Industry Potentials
  • In India, Food processing is a major industry with lakhs of rice-mills/hullers, flour mills, pulse mills and oil-seed mills. There are several thousands of bakeries, traditional food units and fruits, vegetables, spice processing factories
  • The Food Processing Industry sector in India is one of the largest in terms of production, consumption, export and growth prospects
  • Important sub sectors in food processing industries are:- Fruit & Vegetable Processing, Fish-processing, Milk Processing, Meat & Poultry Processing, Packaged/Convenience Foods, Alcoholic beverages & Soft drinks and Grain Processing etc
  • India is the world's second largest producer of fruits & vegetables
  • It has large marine product and processing potential with varied fish resources
  • India is the largest milk producer in the world
Sources of Information:
Illustrative List:
Organizations in food & commodities trade. 
Dept. of food processing industries ,
Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI)
Central Institute of Fisheries Technology ,Defense Food Research Laboratory (DFRL)
National Dairy Research Institute, Post Harvest Technology Center (IIT)
Indian Veterinary Research Institute, National Research and Development Center
Consultants, Agents, exporters, importers...  Technology & Machinery suppliers
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Illustrative List :Commodities such as Grains, Tea, Coffee, Rice, Wheat, Fruits-Bananas, Mango, Citrus fruits ,Cocoa, Oil crops, Pulses, Routes&  Tubers , sugar , other tropical vegetables & fruits, Milk ,Soya ,Fishery , Haccp requirements, Market Research Reports  etc
Food Processing Technology, Quality Control Standards, Packaging Technology , Standards & Quality Assurance
Marketing - Business Opportunities, Trade Leads, internet advertising, retailers, Industry Specific Information, Market Survey Reports, Buyers
Shipping information , Prices - raw materials, finished products, machinery, technology...  Governments (state, national & international) Rules & Regulations, Franchising Opportunities
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