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Some relief* 8 per cent duty on man-made fibre and yarn* Tax holiday extend to natural gas product from NELP VII* Custom duty on wind power equip cut by 25 per cent* Tax holiday under 80 I B extended to natural gas product* Farm sector growth at 4 per cent* Irrigation benefit increased For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Shivthar | Published: June 20 2011 1:49 pm Related News Ajit Govind Sable’s family have owned their farm in India’s western Maharashtra state for 10 generationswhich even for a region that has been farming for more than 10000 years is long enough to witness plenty of changes Two generations backthey started cultivating sugar cane here in Shivthara village in Maharashtra’s highlands near the Krishna river India’s most industrialised state soon became its largest sugar producer Todayit’s not sugar the 35-year-old Sable is talking about as he sips sweet tea in the front yard of the lowtwo-storey farmhouse where half the ground floor houses his turmeric crop He’s discussing pepperswhich he is now growing under polythene plastic coverings Like an increasing number of farmers in IndiaSable is exploiting a shift in taste towards fruits and vegetables among Indians My colleagues grow flowers under polySable says But the investment for that is too much for meso I’m trying out peppers You can’t eat flowers if you can’t find buyers for themhe notes While many Indian farmers are eager to adjust to changing diets in one of the world’s fastest growing marketsthe government continues to subsidise the cultivation of wheatsugar and rice crops to ensure basic food needs for the country’s half a billion poor The result is overflowing stocks of these carbohydrate-heavy staples and a huge subsidy bill that is adding to a ballooning budget deficit Indiamany agricultural experts sayis spending billions to prop up a traditional farm sector at the expense of investment in new crops and agricultural innovation But in a country where one out of five Indians goes hungrythe government has had to focus on foods that fuel or fill– carbohydrate-heavy wheatrice and sugar About 36 per cent of women and 34 per cent of men in India are underweight The costs of that undernourishment is high in terms of healthcarelost productivity and poor quality of life At the same timea growing urban middle class is consuming more higher-valuehigh protein foodswhich is stoking food price inflation– as well as changing business and farm models in rural India The food chain in India is undergoing deep change There is a view that this is a structural shift and pulsesmilkmeateggsfishprotein items– these are sectors where you need to concentrateAbhijit Senwho sits on the government’s planning committeesaid in a speech on June 5 RISING MIDDLE CLASS Those shifts have been under way for years but are accelerating with rapid urbanisation and the expansion of India’s middle class Take Avantika Singhfor example A consultant in the hotel industryshe lives in an apartment block in Delhi with her husband Sanjaya television producerand their 7-year-old daughterRomsha The Singhs are still fond of traditional Indian food such as idlissouthern style rice pancakes served with spicy sauceand parathaswheat flatbreads cooked with oil or ghee But on this day Avantika41is cooking pasta with fresh peppers As a working personI look at whatever is easy to do and nothing too elaborateshe says When you make idlis it’s a whole dayday-and-a-half procedure I don’t have that kind of time She sees her parents’ generation suffering the effects of the sugar-heavyoily diet they grew up on Even if we make parathaswe don’t put butter and ghee inAvantika says India is getting wealthier as well as healthier Its 8 per cent annual growthsecond only to China among major countriesis boosting incomes rapidly in the trillion dollar economy Per capita income surged to $1265 in 2010 from $857 in 2006– a nearly 50 per cent increase– according to the World Bank and IMF Middle class households are expected to grow 67 per cent in the next five yearsbringing over 53 million households into an annual income bracket between 340000 and 17 million rupees ($7600-38000) Bijay Kumarmanaging director of the National Horticulture Boardsays having more money than your parents is pushing up demand for high-protein foods Rising income levels are allowing people to spend on high value stuffhe says People are more aware of health They are increasing their intake of fruits in their regular diet In 2009-10Indians boosted spending on fruit and vegetables by nearly 9 per cent over the year earlier They shelled out almost 31 per cent more on meateggs and fish Spending on cerealson the other handwas flat A dietary transformation is underway in the country and demand for high valuevitamin and protein rich food such as fruitvegetablesmilkeggspoultrymeat and fish is increasingthe International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) said in a study this year FOOD SECURITY Years of eating an oil-richsugary diet high in carbohydrates have left many Indians with a paunch and a health problem India has the world’s largest diabetes population at just below 51 million peoplewhile heart disease is the single-largest cause of death Yet hunger is endemic among the country’s 500 million poor The government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is drafting a Food Security Act that promises to expand subsidised wheat and rice well beyond the current 30 per cent of the population in a country that is home to 40 per cent of the world’s malnourished children That could mean India spending about $25 billion a year on providing cheap food or about 9 per cent of total spending this year– more than four times the expenditure on healthcare While the farm sector is slowly diversifyingit is a declining contributor to growthdespite providing a living to more than half the country’s workforce About 600 million Indians are dependent on farming– half the population of 12 billion– even though agriculture makes up only 146 per cent of the economy and has been declining from 30 per cent a decade ago A severe drought meant no growth for the sector in 2009-10 and last year it missed its 4 per cent target for expansionIndian officials saideven as the overall economy powered ahead with 85 per cent growth The average size of farms in India is a mere 133 hectares– about the size of two soccer pitches– and that figure has been steadily declining Farmers are finding it ever more difficult to make ends meet The introduction of high-yielding seed varieties and increased use of fertilisers and irrigation spawned the Green Revolution in the 1960s that allowed India to become self-sufficient in grains But experts say agriculture innovation and efficiency has stalled in recent years and farmers are getting squeezed by rising costs and inefficient agronomy Since the mid-1990san estimated 150000 small farmers have committed suicideaccording to the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York Universitymost of them over debts Increasinglyvoices in government and among experts are calling for a different approachone that curbs subsidy spendingtackles inflation and boosts agricultural production of higher-value foods CUT SAFETY NETS Ashok Gulati is a recent recruit to the government’s inner circle from the world of research His white hair and beard marked him out at conferences when he worked for IFPRI in New Delhi Now as chairman of the government’s commission on farm prices and costs he has movedas he puts itfrom talking a lot with hardly anyone listening to being heard every time he speaks Gulati says too much money is going into safety nets such as subsidies and minimum wages when the government should be investing more to boost agricultural growth and innovation India’s agriculture ministry plans to invest about $48 billion in 2011-12 I would say you should have 70 per cent of resources for growth and 30 per cent for welfare objectivesbut it’s the other way aroundGulati says The World Bank has criticised the subsidies as highly inefficient But they have powerful political supportersespecially Sonia Gandhipresident of the ruling Congress Partywhose vote bank has long been in rural areas Gulati also favours modernising distribution networks Supply chains should be shortenedby making it easier for retailers and food processors to buy direct from farmers Although many states now allow retailers to do this outside the regulated local markets known as mandiin practice poor infrastructure makes that difficult COLD STORAGE Ganpat Chowdhary45is a trader at a mandi in Pune Surrounded by piles of rose and pale green mangoes sweating in the fierce summer sunhe has his own problems– the perishable nature of his products About 30 per cent of fruit and vegetable production goes to waste in India Summer temperatures which regularly top 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) also mean fruit stored without chilling can ripen overnight Temperature-controlled warehouses are sprouting up across India but are mostly small-scale private enterprises We are also keen to set up a cold storage facilityChowdhary says It’s essentialas damage levels are very high in fruits The National Horticulture Board’s Kumar says wastage can be trimmed by increasing the amount of cold storage facilities available We need good infrastructure to collect and aggregate farm goods produced in remote areashe said They need to be delivered to consumers as early as possible Chowdharywho’s been in the fruit business for the past two decadeshas a different idea In the last four to five yearssales of fruit have risen by 25-30 per cent The next stage for us is to go back to the farm and process fruits That way he could sell direct to the supermarkets SUPERMARKET SUPPLY CHAINS Devendra Chawla is showing off his display of chutney jars at a branch of a Big Bazaar supermarket in an expensive South Delhi neighbourhood Indians are increasingly heading to air-conditioned stores like thiswhere aisles are packed with choice instead of the tiny mom-n-pop stores where items are lifted off dusty shelves offering just one or two brands of essential groceries Chawla says Big Bazaar’s size and presence across India allows them to buy from both big distributors and local suppliers He sees huge potential for those who get it right If the country is growing by 8 to 9 per centincomes will increase and I think food as a category will get developedhe says The market is so huge that it can absorb many more (retail) brandssays the clean-shaven Chawlasporting the intercontinental look of open-necked check shirt and chinos The supply chain and cold storage are also getting developedso I think for the country and for our companyfood is a big bet It’s huge But the government needs to invest much more in distribution infrastructurehe said If we can develop good infrastructure and then supply chains and cold storageI think that can make a lot of difference to the country India’s supply chains are fragmented and often involve several layers of middlemen between tractor and table Its road system is clogged and underdevelopedwhile railway freight turnaround times are slow with limited availability of refrigerated freight vans Cold storage of about 24 million tonnes is woefully inadequate for the world’s second-biggest producer of fruit and vegetables All of this means availability of fresh produce is highly regionalised It’s not unusual to see wooden flatbed carts loaded with vegetables and fruits right on the doorstep even in big cities — very convenient for shoppers but it does increase the mileage and moves for produce and raising the chance of damage Back in Shivthar (Shiva’s ground)transportation is also on Sable’s mind as his daughter takes the evening’s milk from their cow in a metal churn up to the end of the road for collection He says he’d like to sell to retail food chains because they offer higher pricesbut it’s hard to deal with them directly It’s a headache to arrange transport according to their needs I prefer to sell to wholesalers They buy from the farm gateso I don’t need to worry about the transportation delay and wastagehe says For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: October 13 2012 10:38 am Related News Actress Esha Guptawho is foraying into television as the host of National Geographic Channel’s all new season of ‘Supercars’says she is here to set trends and not follow them Actors mostly venture into TV shows after having done a wide range of work in films Megastar Amitabh Bachchan debuted when he was in his 50s and even actors like Shah Rukh KhanSalman Khan entered small screen after establishing themselves in the film industry But Esha wants to change it allhaving been roped in as a host for the second season of Nat Geo Supercars premiering on October 22 I do not believe in following things I am not here to follow any trend I want to do things on my ownthings that I believe in?000 for his arrest. 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