MITCONS Fruits & Vegetable Processing Course

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Overview India is enriched with wide range of climate and physio-geographical conditions which ensures availability of most kind of fruits and vegetables. The country is the second largest producer of the Fruits (81.285 Million tonnes) and vegetables (162.19 Million tonnes) in the world, contributing 12.6% and 14.0% of the total world production of fruits and vegetables respectively. (Source: Source FAO Website- February 2014 and Indian Horticulture Database 2013) The major fruit producing states are Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Gujarat. These eight states account for 70 per cent of the area under fruit cultivation. Potato, tomato, onion, Brinjal, cabbage, cauliflower and tapioca account for maximum share in vegetable production in the country. Out of the total production of fruits and vegetables, nearly 76 per cent is consumed in fresh form, while wastage and losses account for 20 to 22 per cent. Only 2 per cent of vegetable production and 4 per cent of fruit production are being processed. This is in sharp contrast to the extent of processing of fruits in several other developing countries such as Brazil (70 per cent), Malaysia (83 per cent), Philippines (78 per cent) and Thailand (30 per cent).(Source: MOFPI Website) The huge production offers India tremendous opportunities for export. During 2013-14, India exported fruits and vegetables worth Rs. 8760.96 crores. The major destinations for Indian fruits and vegetables are UAE, Bangladesh, Malaysia, UK, Netherland, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The country has exported 2,87,384.63 MT of processed fruits and vegetables to the world for the worth of Rs. 2,266.66 crores during the year 2013-14. India is also a major exporter of Mango Pulp in the world. The country has exported 1,74,860.34 MT of Mango Pulp to Saudi Arabia, Yemen Republic, Netherland, United Arab Emirates and Sudan for the worth of Rs. 772.97 crores during the year 2013-14. (Source: APEDA) The fruit and vegetable processing industry in India is highly decentralized. A large number of units are in the small scale sector, having small capacities up to 250 tons/annum though big Indian and multinational companies have capacities in the range of 30 tons per hour or so. The prominent processed items are fruit pulps and juices, fruit based ready-to-serve beverages, canned fruits and vegetables, jams, squashes, pickles, chutneys and dehydrated vegetables. More recently, products like frozen pulps and vegetables, frozen dried fruits and vegetables, fruit juice concentrates and vegetable curries in restorable pouches, canned mushroom and mushroom products have been taken up for manufacture by the industry. Processing of fruits and vegetables in India has tremendous potential to grow, considering the still nascent levels of processing at present. Though India’s horticultural production base is reasonably strong, wastage of horticultural produce is sizeable. Processing and value addition is the most effective solution to reduce the wastage. Considering the wide-ranging and large raw material base that the country offers, along with a consumer base of over one billion people, the industry holds tremendous opportunities for investments in Processing units. Course Contents
  • Various Opportunities in F&V processing Sector
  • Raw Material availability & selection’
  • Composition of raw material & post-harvest management
  • Various Processing Methods & Value addition
  • Preservation Techniques
  • Various Processing machineries & their capacity & costing
  • Packaging material & Packaging Machinery
  • Quality Control, GMP& GHP
  • FSSAI 2006 procedure & documentation
  • Market Survey & Field work
  • Marketing strategies
  • Bank loan procedure & documentation
  • Information about subsidy
  • Project Report Preparation
Duration – 3 weeks (3 Hours per day)
Fee Structure – 12000/-

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