11, 12, 13 OCTOBER - 2019

CHENNAI TRADE CENTRE

An Exclusive Exhibition For Food Processing, Packaging, Technology,
Cold Storage, Refrigeration, Commercial Kichens & Other Allied Sectors.

Growth in India Market for the Food Industry

With over 60percent of India’s total land under agriculture, engaging about 70% people for their livelihood, Indian agriculture has made rapid strides in their sector moving from subsistence activity to a net exporter of food products. India is the world’s largest producer of milk, pulse and ranks as the second largest producer of rice, wheat, sugarcane, groundnut, vegetables and fruits. It is also one of the leading producers of spices, fish, poultry, livestock and plantation crops. With a $2.1trillion economy, India is the world’s third largest after the US and China. During 2017-18 the total food grain production touched a record 277.49m tonnes whereas fruits production in 2016-17 was 93m tonnes, vegetables 175m tonnes and spices 7m tonnes.


The need of the hour in India is increased productivity of grains and building of an effective supply chain to ensure that what is produced in the farm reaches the consumer in good shape. Greater use of machinery has therefore become necessary in India, where plenty of produce is available for value addition and food processing technology, but has technical constraints in enhancing production and productivity because of inadequate exposure to high technology & inputs, coupled with advanced production practice, preservation, logistics and marketing. As a result, India is emerging as one of the hottest destinations for food processing and packaging machinery & equipments.