Agriculture plays a vital role in India’s economy. Over 58 per cent of the rural households depend on agriculture as their principal means of livelihood. Agriculture, along with fisheries, animal husbandry and forestry, is one of the largest contributors to the GDP.
Over the recent past, multiple factors have worked together to facilitate growth in the agriculture sector in India. The agriculture sector in India is expected to generate better momentum in the next few years due to increased investments in agricultural infrastructure such as irrigation facilities, warehousing and cold storage
Considering huge potential in Agro & allied sector , ETSIP plans to start its domestic events dedicated to India’s most potential sector with potential regions as area of organizing event.
The agro industry helps in processing agricultural products such as field crops, tree crops, livestock and fisheries and converting them to edible and other usable forms. The private sector is yet to actualize the full potential of the agro industry. The global market is mammoth for sugar, coffee, tea and processed foods such as sauce, jelly, honey, etc. The market for processed meat, spices and fruits is equally gigantic. Only with mass production coupled with modern technology and intensive marketing can the domestic market as well as the export market be exploited to the fullest extent.
The levels of processing and manufacturing can be classified into three groups, namely manual, mechanical and chemical or a combination thereof. In choosing the process, the main considerations are the nature of the raw materials, technology of processing, and packing.
India is the second largest producer of food in the world. Whether it is canned food, processed food,
food grains, dairy products, frozen food, fish, meat, poultry, the Indian agro industry has a huge potential, the significance and growth of which will never cease.
Agriculture, Agro products & Machinery, Dairy & Poultry, Animal Husbandry, Fertiliser & Pesticides would be the target sector .