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Proposals for business project

Proposals for business project

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B
USINESS
 
P
ROJECT
 
P
ROPOSAL
SSUBMITTED BY:
REHANA SHAFFIma-f07-mba-098 
 
DEHYDRATION PLANT
INTRODUCTION
The continuation of fiscal discipline, prudent monetary policy and focusing attention on bettering the infrastructure and social sector indicators clearly shows the possibility thatthe economy can maintain its long term growth trajectory. During the year 2004-2005Pakistan’s economy extended its impressive expansion in all three major componentsnamely, agriculture, manufacturing, services. The Real GDP grew by 8.4 percent in 2004-05 as against 6.4 percent last year and surpassed the target (6.6%) for the year by a widemargin.The growth in year 2004-2005 is supported by a healthy performance in large-scalemanufacturing (15.4%), impressive recovery in agriculture (7.5%) and a strong growth inservices sector (7.9%).One of the major contributors to this year's growth is agriculture. The agriculture sector grew by 7.5 percent in 2004-05, which is higher than actual growth of 2.2 percent lastyear and a target of 4.0 percent. Major crops, accounting for 37 percent of agriculturalvalue added, grew by 17.3 percent as against a mere 1.9 percent last year.Pakistan is blessed with vast agricultural resources and has one of the best irrigationsystems in the world. Pakistan’s economy is agricultural and agriculture plays a vital rolein the development of the country. Major crops like Cotton, Wheat and Sugar are the key players.
DEHYDRATION
Dehydration offers an economical and satisfactory means to extend the shelf life of vegetables. The main advantages of dehydration over other methods of preservation beingthat the dehydrated products are:1. Light in weight and occupy much less space
than
the original, frozen or cannedmaterials.2. Cheap to pack compared to tinned materials3. Stable under ordinary storage conditions.
DEHYDRATED PRODUCTS
There are a lot of vegetables and fruits which can be dehydrated. The major vegetablesand fruits which are used in world as dehydrated are as follows:
Potato Fingers / Granules/
Powder 
Coriander Leaves/Powder Grape Fruit Juice Powder 
Onion Powder/Flakes Capsicum Slice Lime Juice Powder 
Garlic
Powder/Flakes/Granules2
 
Red Beet Juice Powder 
Mango Juice Powder /
Slices
Ginger Powder Orange Juice Powder Mushroom Pieces
Tomato Powder Papaya Powder Mustard Leaves
Green Chili Banana Powder 
Mint Leaves / Powder/
Flakes
Cauliflower 
Bitter Gourd (Momordica
Charantia)
Spinach Leaves
Carrot Flakes / Bits/
Powder 
Curry Leaves
Pineapple Fruit Juice
Powder 
Cabbage Fenugreek Leaves
MARKET SUPPLY
The supply of various crops depends upon harvesting season. A good harvest will resultin large quantity of products availability in the market. In Pakistan 90% of potato crop isharvested in autumn a part of this crop is marketed fresh including both domestic andoverseas markets and part of it goes into cold storages. Potato can be safely stored up to 6months. The stored potatoes are then gradually released during the lean crop periodsgenerally from June onwards.
MARKET SUPPLY MECHANISM
The medium used for supply mechanism of vegetables and fruits from grower toconsumer are as follows.1. Wholesaler/Trader.2. Commission Agent.3. Pharia.4. Retailer (Stall holder, Hawker)
MARKET DEMAND
As mentioned above the production of potato and onion increased by 7.79% and 5.01% but the production of garlic decrease by 3.06 % .due to huge demand in local market the potato and onion market recorded inclining tendency.3

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