Agriculture and Food Industry in India 2011
The agriculture and food industry in India has been growing steadily with strong impetus from the government through various initiatives. Sectors that have witnessed strong private participation in the industry include seeds, fertilizer, farm equipments, warehousing, cold chains, food processing and organic foods. http://www.bharatbook.com/detail.asp?id=167431&rt=Agriculture-and-Food-Industry-in-India-2011.html
The report begins with an overview of the agriculture and food industry. It provides an introduction to the market and includes information regarding growth in agriculture, food consumption levels as well as the primary factors leading to a growing industry. The value chain in the market has been highlighted and includes the major sectors in the market.
This is followed by an analysis of the seeds sector and provides its total market size and growth figures as well as demand-supply data for seeds of major crops. The development of the seed market over the years has been highlighted with special emphasis on the growth of the agro-biotech sector. Major drivers covered includes government policy initiatives, higher yields and increasing profits, private sector participation while major challenges faced are inconsistent approval system, lack of awareness and knowledge, price control on agri-biotech products, controversies on the use of BT products.
The overall consumption and production figures have been provided for the fertilizer market. Segmented share of Nitrogenous, Phosphatic, Potassium, Complex fertilizers is included with the various subsidies provided by the government. Major drivers analysed includes the shift to nutrient based subsidy, increasing use of other fertilizers, MRP and price decontrol, low penetration per hectare while major challenges faced are inadequate supply of natural gas, ineffective government policies and dependence on potash imports.
The value chain and the major equipments used in agriculture have been highlighted. The section includes the market size and growth as well as the segmented market share of the agricultural equipment market. It further elaborates on the usage of power tillers and tractors, sales of the same and the penetration of agricultural equipments. It includes the regional distribution of the tractor market and highlights the major reasons for growth in each region. An analysis of the drivers explains growth factors such as improved availability of credit, lower penetration of farm equipments, low farm power availability and opportunity in new markets and products. The challenges faced by the market are cost constraints, fragmentation of land and erratic monsoons.
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