Food processing industry is of enormous significance for India's development because of the vital linkages and synergies it promotes between the two pillars of our economy, industry and agriculture. Fast growth in the food processing sector and simultaneous improvement in the development of value chain are also of great importance to achieve favorable terms of trade for Indian agriculture both in the domestic and the international markets. The sector however has to go a long way. Even important is the crucial contribution that an efficient food processing industry could make in the nation's food security for instance the post-harvest losses of selected Fruits and Vegetables are about 25% to 30% in our country. Even marginal reductions in these losses are bound to give us better returns and thereby improve the income level of the farmers. During the last one decade, India moved from a position of scarcity to surplus in Food. Given the trade in production of food commodities, the Food Processing Industry in India is on an assured track of growth and profitability. It is expected to attract phenomenal investment in capital, human, technological and financial areas. The total food production of India is estimated to double in the next ten years. Hence there is an opportunity for large investments in food and food processing technologies, skills and equipment. The major interventions in this context are, for example, Canning, Dairy and Food Processing, Specialty Processing, Packaging, Frozen Food/Refrigeration and Thermo Processing. Fruits and Vegetables, Fisheries, Milk and Milk Products, Meat and Poultry, Packaged / Convenience Foods, Alcoholic Beverages and Soft Drinks and Grains. Health food and health food supplements are other rapidly rising segments of this industry. The Food Processing Industry sector in India has been accorded high priority by the Government of India, with a number of fiscal relief and incentives, to encourage commercialisation and value addition. As per a study conducted by McKinsey and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the turnover of the total food market is approximately Rs.250,000 crores (US $ 69.4 billion) out of which value-added food products comprise Rs.80,000 crores (US $ 22.2 billion). Since the liberalisation in August, till February 2000, projects of over Rs. 53,800 crores (US.13.4 billion) have been proposed in various segments of the food and agro-processing industry. Besides this, the Government has also approved proposals for joint ventures, foreign collaboration, industrial licenses and 100% export oriented units envisaging an investment of Rs.19,100 crores (US $ 4.80 billion) during the same period. Out of this, foreign investment is over Rs. 9100 crores (US $ 18.2 billion).
Key Initiatives / Information
CII intends to partner with private, public players, financial institutions and NGOs under five main broad activities as listed below to strengthen value chain, human capacities, establish procurement linkages, improve productivity and promote innovations and use of technology.
An ardent supporter of regional integration, Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII, calls for greater economic and people-to-people ties between India and China. While tariff and non-tariff barriers have been reducing and bilateral trade touched $ 74 billion in 2011, there is scope for further engagement, especially in sectors such as IT and pharmaceuticals.
In an article featured on the editorial page in the section “Of Ideas” of the Times of India dated 8 November 2011, Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General (CII), points out the positive signs in the Indian economy that may be unnoticed in the gloomy global scenario.
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announce the Fulbright-Nehru-CII Fellowships for Leadership in Management Program for the academic year 2012-2013. Indian business managers, whose employers would be willing to bear 50% (US$ 18,400) of the total cost (US$ 36,800), may compete to attend this specially designed management program at the Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business in Pittsburgh from May 23 to July 31, 2012. Aimed to broaden overall perspectives and to strengthen strategic, functional and leadership skills in global business, this program combines classes with group work, industry visits, and networking.
Complete announcement matter and application materials are available at USIEF website www.usief.org.in.
November 15, 2011 is the application deadline.
76th CII Northern Region Business Outlook Survey is a quarterly study conducted to gauge the sentiment in the economy. Earlier, the survey was conducted bi-annually, but from the 74th Survey onwards the study is conducted on a quarterly basis in order to get a more frequent indicator of business sentiment. The current survey gives an outlook on business sentiments for the first quarter of 2011-12 as compared to the last quarter of 2010-11.
First communication from the CII President to all members after assuming the office of CII, President.
Carrying forward its mission to increase agriculture productivity and food security in the country, CII presented recommendations on Agriculture and Food Laws to key Union Ministers.
The travails of the global economy appear to be still not behind us, despite gradual recovery during 2010 from the worst global
economic conditions since World War II. Continued fiscal and debt burdens vitiate the recovery process, imparting a degree of
fragility and uncertainty to global economic conditions. The world needs a new source of growth and stability, and India, a
rapidly growing economy with strong internal demand, offers a new opportunity.
India remained relatively untrammeled by the developments in the Eurozone and reverted to close to 9% GDP growth rates in
2010. Growth was broad-based across all sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing and services. Public commitment to
calibrated exit from expansionary fiscal policy and continued corporate and household confidence have helped sustain a
virtuous growth cycle. The resurgence of the rural economy and intensified infrastructure mission further strengthened the
foundations for medium-term growth propensities.
In exercise of the powers under section 92 of the Food Safety and Standards Act,
2006 (34 of 2006), the Food Safety and Standards Authority hereby makes some
Regulations (Pls download PDF for details).
Food price inflation is one of the most talked about issues in the country today. The brunt of the same is being felt across India and across all sections of society. India’s food inflation accelerated to nearly 17 percent in mid May 2010 though there has been a decline to about 12-13 per cent in the last few weeks. It is interesting to note that the farmer or the grower has not benefited from this rise in food prices as there exist huge imperfections in the market. Demand-supply mismatches and inefficient supply mechanisms result in large price spreads between the growers and final consumers.
Presentations done during Dairy Summit 2010.
• CII Orissa acts an interface between the state government and industries. It is plays an active role in state government investment promotion and sustenance activities
• CII Orissa State Council had helped the government to modify the Comprehensive Development Plan of the Khurda, Jatni & Cuttack prepared by IIT Kharagpur
• Tourism, R&R, MSME Policy was modified by CII Orissa State Council.
• Labour Reform mechanism were recommended to labour commissioner of the State
• CII Orissa had organized a Review meeting with Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner & Agriculture Production Commissioner- cum Chairman Pollution Control Board on issues of industries of Orissa
• An Advisory meeting with Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik on what action state government needs to take to sustain MOU industries in Orissa
• CII orissa is in dialogue with NGO, State Government and industries to prepare a model R&R practice for the state
• District Development Plan of Khurda, Balasore, Jajpur and Jharsuguda is being prepared
• A skill gap report had been prepared in partnership with PWC
• A work skill centre is being established at Balasore
• The Syllabus of Diploma engineers was modified by CII Orissa Capacity Building Panel
CII Jharkhand Council has been making concerted efforts in the direction of bringing growth and development in the State right from its inception in the year 2000. The Council facilitated Department of Industries, Govt. of Jharkhand in coming up with an Industrial Policy of Jharkhand in the year 2001. The Council also partnered Govt. in successfully organizing Udyog Mela 2007 in Ranchi & facilitating Jharkhand pavilion in IITF 2008(India international Trade Fair) at New Delhi. In order to enhance the competitiveness of industry members, CII Jharkhand Council continues to organise number of training programmes, major Conferences, seminars, workshops on Manufacturing, Agro & Food Processing, Environment, Mining & Coal, Social Development & Community Affairs, Behavioral Skills & Information Technology, as well as interactions with key Govt. Officials at Ranchi ,Jamshedpur and also at Bokaro. The Council recently called on the Hon’ble Chief Minister & Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand and presented them with CII Vision document : Jharkhand @ 2022, a Sustainable Vision document encompassing hope & aspiration of the people of Jharkhand. The insight of the document is aimed at enabling the key decision makers to plan and implement findings at the grass root level, leading to sustained growth and development of the State.
Once again, irregular precipitation during the monsoon season has demonstrated its negative impact on GDP growth, the strong dependence on rain and the vulnerability of the harvest in a majority of Indian districts.
CII News Update
The recent RBI circular regarding the revision of limits under the Priority Sector Lending (PSL) – Targets and Classification will boost Agriculture and Allied activities, according to Mr Piruz Khambatta, Chairman, CII National Food Processing Committee and Chairman & Managing Director, Rasna Pvt .....
The Annual General Meeting and National Conference of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will be held on 3rd and 4th April 2013 at New Delhi.
The two-day event would have a galaxy of speakers deliberating on a range of issues that are of importance to India and Indian Industry at the presen.....
Continuous Change and Improvement is the key driver for overall growth of the Organisation said by Dr Krishan Kumar, Former Director, Maruti Centre of Excellence (MACE) in his special address at the 4th Lean Six Sigma Summit organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII ) NR in New Delhi, toda.....
CII in association with US India Business Council (USIBC) and Govt. of Uttar Pradesh organised a Business Summit -“Destination Uttar Pradesh - Investing in Future” 13 March’13 at Vivanta By Taj, Lucknow. The broad focus of the Round Table was to deliberate on UP – US business opportunities. The di.....
Consulting / Advisory Services
CII Food Safety and Quality Division, under the aegis of CII Institute of Quality, Bangalore is a widely recognized service provider focusing on the food and beverage industry.
CII Awards & Recognitions
CII and Export Import Bank of India have, in 1994, jointly established the CII-EXIM Bank Award for Business Excellence, with the aim of enhancing the Competitiveness of India Inc. The Award is based on the internationally recognized EFQM Excellence Model.