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Food Processing Industry in India is currently growing at a rate of 14.9 %. This growth is expected to increase to 25% CAGR in 2014. The potential for processed foods is estimated to reach from Rs. 3300 Bn($ 70 Bn) in 2009 - 10 to Rs. 9800 Bn($210) in 2014 -15. It will cover several segments like Dairy, Fruits & Vegetables Processing, Grain Processing, Meat & Poultry Processing and Fisheries.

India's Market Potential
Indian food processing industry is widely recognised as a 'sunrise industry' having huge potential for uplifting the agricultural economy, creating large scale processed food manufacturing and food chain facilities, and the resultant generation of employment and export earnings.

  • India is the largest producer of fruits & second largest producer of vegetables (200 million tonnes per annum). It is also the third largest producer of food grains (230 million tonnes per annum).
  • India's is the largest producer of milk in the world (110 mmt per annum) which accounts for more than 15% of the world's output and 40% of Asia's. It also has been growing at 4% per annum, far above the global average of 1-2% in recent years.
  • India is ranked 5th largest in poultry production in the world. It has the largest number of livestock. India has a large coastline of almost 8000 Kms. teeming with a wide variety of marine life.
  • The Indian food and beverages market is expanding rapidly and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9 per cent during 2009-13 and reach Rs. 27,220 bn ($580 bn) by 2013.
  • Processed foods continues to grow & will constitute for more than 35% of the food market in 2013 - 14.
  • Exports of fresh and processed vegetables, fruits, meat & poultry and cereals rose 12 per cent to Rs. 380 bn ($8 bn) in 2008-09 from Rs. 333 bn ($7 bn) in 2007-08.

Government Initiatives
Vision-2015 plan of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries has set some specific targets. This includes trebling the size of the food processing industry from around Rs. 3300 bn ($ 70 bn) to about Rs. 9800 bn ($ 210 bn), raising the level of processing of perishables from 6 to 20 per cent, increasing value addition from 20 per cent to 35 per cent, and enhancing India’s share in global food trade from 1.5 % to 3 %.

An investment of Rs. 1250 bn ($ 27 Bn) has been planned for the food processing sector under the Eleventh Five Year Plan. The Ministry plans to open 30 mega food parks by the end of the Plan.

The subsidies for high-end capital equipment can go up to 33% in the remote areas encouraging entrepreneurs to establish food processing companies across the country.

Why India?

  • Largest Global Consumer Market of 1.2 bn with over
    600 mn consumers below the age of 40 yrs.
  • 3rd Largest farm producer globally with a potential to
    become the major Food Bowl to the world.
    (601 Ml. Tons)
  • Large Scale Modernisation & Up-gradation in
    technology & systems being embraced by Food
    Processing Companies in India very rapidly.
  • Continuous high growth in the Food Processing
    market through the global recession.


PackPlus South 2015 1-4 April, 2015, BIEC Bangalore, India Food Technology Show 2014