ANALYSING INDIAN FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN: TRADITIONAL AND MODERN PERSPECTIVE

ANALYSING INDIAN FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN

Food supply chain system is getting high attention in developing countries. The system is undergoing changes and requires more attention from policy makers to improve its application. The reasons which demand this shift are: increase in urban food consumption, changes in demand pattern for various types of foods, requirement of variety, quality and safety etc. Also the change in life style, urbanization, growth in working women professionally and availability & access to electronic goods etc plays a key role in analyzing the system. Apart from these demographic changes, development of modem marketing retail and the growing processing sector are factors contributing to the said impact on supply chain.

Considering the growth & its potential to grow it is having important impact on all stakeholders in food supply chain. Also the issues of global concern like soaring food crisis and increase in prices of agriculture products necessitates the strategic restructuring in the direction of agriculture marketing. In this context, the role of APMC becomes very essential for sustainable development of food supply chain. With this objective, an attempt has been made to analyze the status of existing APMC act, role of private players and government initiatives to make system more competitive.