Identifying Opportunities to start Industries on the Food Production Potential in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, India
D Ramesh Babu1, Sireesha Koneru2, K V Narasimha Rao3, B Satish Kumar4, Syam Kolati5, N Suman Kumar6
1D Ramesh Babu, Research Scholar, Department of Mech Engg, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education foundation, Guntur, India. and Assistant professor, Mech Engg, S R Engineering College, Warangal (Telangana), India.
2Sireesha Koneru, Research Scholar, Department of Mech Engg, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Guntur (A.P), India.
3K V Narasimha Rao, Department of Mech Engg, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education foundation, Guntur (A.P), India.
4B Satish Kumar, Associate professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, S R Engineering College, Warangal (Telangana), India.
5Syam Kolati, Assistant professor, Department of Humanities and Sciences, S R Engineering College, Warangal (Telangana), India.
6N Suman Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Business Management, S R Engineering College, Warangal (Telangana), India.
Manuscript received on 18 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 2189-2193 | Volume-8 Issue-5, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: E7376068519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper discusses the opportunities to start agri-based industries in India, particularly in the recently formed state of Telangana. Since the agriculture sector is very vast, the discussion is confined to horticultural crops, i. e. fruits and vegetable sub-sector only. The Government is focusing on the development of industries and businesses through “Make in India”. One of the promising and sustainable sectors is “Agri-based and food processing industry”. Food processing and Agri-industries have tremendous potential to explore in India, which has strong agricultural base. This can play a vital role in fostering entrepreneurship in India. To start new ventures, it is very important to identify the areas where there is surplus agriculture production, especially in fruits and vegetable sector. Some of the important reasons are discussed in this paper by studying data from national horticulture board. Opportunity areas in horticulture are identified, and suggestions made for future entrepreneurs in this sector.
Keywords: Fruit And Vegetable Production, Storage, Spoilage of Fruits And Vegetables, Food Security
Scope of the Article: Environments