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Delhi, New Delhi, India, 2006/10/19 - The Indian food processing industry is opening its doors to the foreign investors for betterment. The government is planning huge investments in the sector with increased foreign participation..
The Indian food processing industry is in a dearth of infrastructure. To combat the problem, government is providing bonus and tax reductions to the foreign players. As per an estimate, the Union government probably will allow 51% foreign direct investment (FDI) in food retailing, covering dairy, poultry, marine, vegetables and fruits sectors by 2006 end. Presently, FDI permitted in the food-processing sector is 100%.
The target is to process 20% of the produced fruits and vegetables that is only 2% currently. The government is opening the doors of the food processing industry to international biggies to improve the infrastructure, packing, cold storage and transportation. This will ultimately raise the country’s share in the global food processing industry.
The concerned ministers have already given the green signal to the proposed FDI approval in the food-retailing sector. This move will bring foreign investment in food retailing, award infrastructure status to the industry, provide access to priority sector lending and amend taxation laws. The motive behind the inception of agri-business sector to foreign players is to lessen the annual wastage of Rs 50,000 crore.
RNCOS’ recent report on Indian food processing industry, “Indian Food Processing (2006)”, states that Indian government is working to build the industry strong. Agri-zones and mega food parks are being conceptualized to promote food-processing industry in India. The government is considering investing US $ 22.97 million in at least 10 mega food parks, apart from providing tax benefits to the sector. The report also covers:
- Sectoral performance of Indian food processing industry
- Driving force and the challenges faced by Indian food industry
- Account of major players in Indian food processing industry
- Prospects in Indian food processing industry
RNCOS’ report, “Indian Food Processing (2006)”, provides research and unbiased analysis on the Food Processing Industry in India. This report helps clients to analyze the opportunities critical to the success of the food Processing Industry in India.
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