Description:The book covers dairy, confectionery, fruit juice, chocolate, frozen desserts, honey, chewing gum, tomato products, jams and jellies, chutney, dehydration of fruit and vegetables, packing of food & alllied products, aseptic packaging of food and beverages, packaging of dairy & milk products, breads, buns, pies, pasta products, cakes, biscuits and other allied bakery products. project profiles on different food products are also incorporated in this book. Suppliers of Plant and Equipments etc.
Agro-food processing industries have been chosen as one of the Technology Mission Areas for more reasons than one. This structural change in output has not been accompanied by corresponding change in the occupational structure of the country’s labour force. Nearly 74 per cent of the country’s population live in rural areas. A little over 60 per cent of the total labour force is still engaged in the agricultural sector.
The rural economy has so far been unable to absorb the increasing rural labour force in production activities and this has
been a big constraint for reducing the incidence of rural poverty. Agro-food processing industries have the potential to generate directly significant employment in production activities and also indirect employment through its forward and backward linkages.
The term “agro-food processing” covers a wide range of activities utilizing farm, animal and forestry based products as
raw materials. There are certain traditional agro-based industries such as rice and flourmills, sugar, khandsari and gur manufacture, edible oils and the processing of plantation crops like tea, coffee and cashew nuts.
There are also some relatively modern food processing industries such as dairy products, confectionery, marine products,
horticultural and vegetable products as well as meat and poultry products. In addition, there is also a limited extent of processing of agro-wastes and by-products of main agro-based industries.
|Writer: ||EIRI Board|
|Publisher: ||Engineers India Research Instt.|