Food processing key to viability of agriculture sector

A novel food technology is the need of the hour and it is important to examine identify and segragate industries that can absorb research and development inputs to bring about a 10-15 percent increase in value addition in agri produce, Governor K. Rosaiah said. Inaugurating a conference on “Emerging technologies in food processing sector” and 9th edition of the three day Foodpro 2011 exhibition at the Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam, he said that the development of technology was vital for improving productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness and it was imperative for the growth of a nation, underlining the importance of the food processing sector, Mr. Rosaiah said, “Food processing is the key to the viability of agriculture sector”. He pointed out that Indian food industry ranked fifth in terms of production, Consumption and export.

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