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“Around nine labourers were found injured and they were immediately rushed to Orange city hospital, Construction of a hospital building was underway at the site,inclusive growth?policymaking could do with greater inclusivity Has any policymaker asked a migrant worker or slum dweller why they left home The most commonly cited reason is the lack of opportunity there But what do people seekto be able to stay in the village One of the main problems is the fragmentation of land holdingswhich reach a stage where the produce is not enough to sustain growing families and the fact that no non-farm opportunities have been created The need to establish enterprise and provide worthwhile employment has been spoken about for years Aside from the enormous benefits of arresting rural migration to overloaded citiesnon-farm initiatives are imperative if the lives of the huge population in villages are to be made sustainable The food processing sector would be ideal for adding substantially to employment and GDP The developed world processes over 35 per cent of its agricultural produce We havewith difficultynow reached about 4 per cent We are among the largest global producers of fruitvegetables and milk Yetwe have high food inflation and an estimated 40 per cent of our production is lost either in storage or during transportation The government has been talking about a thrust on agriculture for over two decadesbut we do not yet have agro-terminals in placewhich would be a basic prerequisite (Bhartis initiative in Amritsar is at least a start) Countries like Kenya have had such terminals in place since the 1980sand the developed countries much earlier Our fresh food exports are uncompetitive because of the lack of such terminals Even domesticallylitchis are barely known in southern shlf1314or mangosteens in northern shlf1314 for the lack of a supply chain In the mid 1990sI was involved with a large shlf1314n corporation in attempting to export strawberries and asparagus to the developed world Having brought in planting material and technology from Francewe grew world-class products The problem was the lack of a delivery system to sell in the international marketforcing us to move away from perishables and into semi-perishable products like honey We were pioneers in exporting honey to the developed worldbut we could have got better realisations if the government had acted Thirty per cent of the honey in shlf1314 is produced in aviariesthe remaining 70 per cent is forest honey organicbecause who applies fertiliser or pesticide in forests We do not have the certification infrastructure in place so the returns are much lower The hunters who collect forest honey at great peril to themselves do not get a fair price and oftenunscrupulous traders adulterate the honey Henceforest honey over the years has been branded as lower quality honeywhich is not the case Are policymakers aware of this shlf1314despite having one of the lowest yields internationallyhas immense potential to increase volumes from the same acreage With our vast land mass and variety of agro-climatic conditionsthere are few products that we cannot growincluding medicinal plants Apart from the economic benefits and the reduction of wastethe employment opportunities that food processing would createespecially in rural shlf1314would be huge Ancillaries would also come upcreating further job opportunities Entrepreneurs would establish mini-businesseseating placesphotocopyingtransportationconstructionetc With retailing growing in leaps and boundsthe demand for processed foods is also bound to grow Retailing will also provide better returns to farmers by reducing the number of middlemen Farmers would also gain from the food processing units need to procure better quality and quantity and so the factory would provide the necessary expertise and technology to increase the yield and quality in their own interest Pepsi had established this concept with tomato processing in Punjab in the early 1990s when the government insisted on their engaging in hard currency-earning activity if they wanted to enter the shlf1314n market They increased the tomato yield about 10 times with technology Our network of prestigious agricultural universities and extension workerswho took the benefits of this research to farmersmust be strengthened Despite the opportunity in food processing having been recognised for decadeswhy do we still process below 4 per cent of our production Food processing would be a solution to addressing the lack of non-farm opportunities in rural shlf1314 One hopes that the governments renewed focus on reform and commitment to retail FDI translates into real gains The writer is directorGrassroots Trading Network for Women Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download shlf1314n Express App More Related NewsWritten by Rashid K masses at large. 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