Food Processing and Related Industries in India [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management)]: Questions 1 - 6 of 6

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Question 1

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“While we flaunt India՚s demographic dividend we ignore the dropping rates of employability” . What are we missing while doing so? Where will the jobs that India desperately needs come from? Explain.

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In India more than of population is above age of 25 and below the age of 60.

  • The dependency ratio in India is less but the demographic dividend can reaped if there are enough jobs and the working population have enough skills.
  • Undeveloped industrial sector in India and poor skills of Indian youth leads to unemployment.
  • Demographic dividend only empha…

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Question 2

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What is an FRP composite material? How are they manufacture discuss their applications in aviation and automobile industry.

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Fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) is a composite material made of a polymer matrix reinforced with fibres.

Image Shows the Fiber and Polymer Matrix
  • The fibres are usually glass, carbon basalt or aramid although other fibres such as paper or wood asbestos have been sometimes used
  • The polymer is usually and epoxy, vinyl ester or polyester thermosetting pla…

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Question 3

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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What are the impediments in marketing and supply chain management in developing the food processing industry in India? Can E-Commerce help in overcoming this bottleneck?

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Supply chain is a network of facilitate and distribution options that performs the functions of a procurement of materials, transformation of these materials into intermediate and finished products and the distribution of these finished products to consumers.

  • Supply chain exist in both services and manufacturing organizations although complexity of …

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Question 4

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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What are the reasons for industrial sickness in India? Suggest suitable remedies.

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Situation of an industry in which its entire net worth is eroded, it has suffered cash losses for current and preceding financial year, equal to or exceeding its net worth is the total of its losses, unexplained as industrial sickness.

  • The sickness industries companies (special provisions) Act, 1985 deal with the sick industries.
  • The reasons for indu…

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Question 5

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What are the reasons for poor acceptance of cost effective small processing unit? How the food processing unit will be helpful to uplift the socio economic status of poor farmers?

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There is less acceptance among consumers regarding the food which is made from small processing units.

  • The main reasons are hygiene sanitation we do not know where the raw materials from the quality of seeds or plants used in making of that processed food.
  • Small processing units do not have adequate marketing facilities do not get adequate branding o…

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Question 6

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Examine the role of supermarkets in supply chain management of fruits, vegetables and food items how do they eliminate number of intermediaries?

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Supermarket is a self-service retail shop offering a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, food and household products like reliance fresh, big Bazar.

  • Agricultural produce market committee is a statutory market committee constituted by a state government in respect of trade certain notified agricultural or horticultural or livestock products under the…

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