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Paperback • 2014
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9789332701137
Two Color Interior
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Academic Foundation

Food Processing Industry in India

Unleashing the Potential of the Non-alcoholic Beverage Sector

Arpita Mukherjee

About the Book

<p><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">The report is the first exhaustive study on the non-alcoholic beverage sector as a case study for reforming the Indian food processing sector. It examines the contribution of the sector to the Indian economy through development of manufacturing, creation of employment, increase in investment, technology transfer, enhancing exports, and linking Indian agriculture to the global production networks. The report covers agriculture, manufacturing, retail and consumers. Based on secondary information analysis and a nationwide primary survey, it identifies the barriers faced by the food processing sector, in general, and non-alcoholic beverage sector, in particular, and suggests policy reforms which will enhance the GDP growth, create employment, attract investment, improve India’s trade balance and enable the country to become a part of the global processed food value chain.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The report provides information and market entry and operations strategies to businesses in emerging markets such as India; it enables policy makers to prioritise policy reforms and students can benefit from this industry specific study. The report is the first of its kind which analyses the recent changes in Indian government policies including the policy of allowing 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail.</p>

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<p><strong>Arpita Mukherjee</strong> is a Professor at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi. She has several years of experience in policy-oriented research working closely with the governments in India and the UK. She has conducted studies for various international organisations and Indian industry associations. Her research is a key contributor to India’s negotiating strategies in the on-going Doha Round of WTO negotiations, in bilateral trade agreements and in domestic policy reforms. Dr Mukherjee has a PhD in Economics from the University of Portsmouth, UK. Her research interests include: services, WTO, bilateral/regional agreements; infrastructure, FDI, agriculture reforms, retail, migration and labour market programmes. She has over 80 publications including books, journals, working papers and government reports. Dr Mukherjee has presented her research at various international and national conferences.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Debolina Mukherjee</strong> is a Consultant at ICRIER. She has an MA in Economics with a specialisation in monetary economics and finance from the University of Calcutta, Kolkata. Her research interests include: retail and the food and agro-processing industry. At present she is working on a study of India’s agro-processing sector with an emphasis on the non-alcoholic beverage manufacturing industry. She is also associated with a study on India’s special economic zones (SEZs). Before joining ICRIER, she worked at Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore, as a business analyst, where she was associated with an AC Nielsen-funded project that analysed the retail sector in the UK.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Deboshree Ghosh</strong> is a Research Assistant at ICRIER. Prior to this, she was with the Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR)–Planning Commission for two years as a young professional. Her experience includes policy-oriented research on employment, skills and other areas of development economics such as sanitation. Her contributions comprise assistance in the India Human Development Report 2011 and a report on factors impacting the growth of non-agricultural employment in selected states in India. She has co-authored a report on employment in the food processing sector and co-authored a paper on financing skills in India. Apart from research, she has taught macroeconomics to international students at IAMR. She has a BA degree in Economics from Delhi University and an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick, UK.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Divya Satija</strong> is a Trade Analyst in the delegation of the European Union to India. Previously, she was a Research Associate at ICRIER. She has also worked on other bilateral trade issues such as the India-EU Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement, and on sectors such as retail and consumer behaviour, non-alcoholic beverages and IT/IT-enabled services in India. Her broad areas of interest are consumer behaviour analysis, sectoral research, international trade and investments and microfinance. She has several publications as book chapters, journal articles and working papers.&nbsp; She has a BA in Economics from Delhi University and an MA degree in Economics from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.</p>

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