Modi government is taking all initiatives to double the farmers’ income
by 2022, said Union
Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu’ and the international food and beverage trade
show inaugurated in Greater Noida on Thursday 18 Jan, ’18 was meant to promote
the efforts of the government.
Organised by Trade Promotion Council of India along with the Union
Ministry for Commerce, it aims to encourage investment in the food processing
sector, and boost exports of agricultural products.
With a focus
on doubling the income of the farmers by 2022, the government is said to come
out with agri-export policy that will encourage the export of food products.
This move will help reduce the losses the farmers are said to bear because of
fall in prices due to abundant produce.
A platform had been provided by the centre to
entrepreneurs in Greater Noida to encourage investment in food processing
sector and encourage exports of agri products.
adequate food processing techniques accessible to the farmers, agricultural
produce worth many crores of rupees is being wasted with no profit to the
farmers every year. Even packaging of agricultural produce is not done on any
huge scale as in the other countries. These facts underscore the possibility of
certain increase in exports.
PM Modi has
repeatedly laid emphasis on the need for innovations in the food processing
sector which in turn would benefit the farmers. Major international players are
exploring options of investment in the Indian food processing sector.
Rapid development in the
sector will not only ensure minimal wastage of agricultural produce but also
provide employment opportunities apart from enhancing the income of the farmers
which is urgent and important.