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Challenges facing the milling industry Today, India is facing many challenges in terms of the growth and advancement of the milling industry. As the industry grows, trade shows are becoming one venue where these challenges can be addressed and discussed. GrainTech India has become India’s largest event, and in this report the organisers discuss how the event can help the industry
ndian agriculture is now going through critical times. On the one hand, relying on the strength of Green Revolution strategy and having emerged as an exporter of grains and food products, the government is keen to enact a food security law to ensure availability of food grains to every individual in the country. On the other hand, the weaknesses in the implementation of the strategy are showing up in a glaring manner. One such instance is the huge losses of procured food grains for want of proper storage facilities.
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GrainTech India: India’s largest grain milling industry event
Major technology suppliers from Turkey, USA, China, Germany, Italy, and India reserve their pavilions The 6th edition of GrainTech India 2015, widely acknowledged as India’s largest International exhibition on grains, cereals, spices, oil seeds, feeds, products and technologies is to be held from 21st to 23rd August 2015 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore, India. GrainTech India has strong support from prominent Indian agri and food organisations, adding the strength and value to the event. Among the numerous organisations supporting the exhibition are The Solvent Extractors’ Association of India, All India Food Processors’ Association, Coffee Board, Roller Flour Millers’ Federation of India, Spices Board India, The Soyabean Processors’ Association of India, All India Rice Exporters’ Association, Indian Oilseeds and Produce Export Promotion Council, CLFMA of India and Indian Biscuits Manufacturers’ Association.
The need for an effective supply chain
The need of the hour is to increase productivity of grains and build an effective supply chain to ensure what is produced in the farm reaches the consumer in good shape. In fact, what is imperative is to plug every loophole in the food production and distribution system, which means use of effective available technology and building of modern storages is required. As per trade sources, India wastes food grains worth over 58,000 rupees every year because of weaknesses in storage system and techniques and deficiencies in supply chain. This colossal loss of grains is unfit for human consumption. It is