\ue000We are among the top few producers of many agricultural
commodities in the world\u2026
\ue001Yet our share in world food trade is only 1.6 %
\ue000The post-harvest value loss of fruits and vegetables
estimated to be 25 to 40 %, amounting to more than Rs.
\ue001Yet less than 2 % is processed !
\ue000We have a middle class of 250-300 million people with
adequate purchasing power to buy manufactured goods\u2026
\ue001Yet value addition to agricultural products is less
\ue000More than 60 million tonnes of food grains are lying in
stock in the Central Pool\u2026
\ue001Yet more than 130 million people go to bed hungry
every day !