Indian Foods GDP $2trillion By 2030 – Bihar’s Maize Program

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March25, 2018 (C) Ravinder Singh ravindersinvent@gmail.com

US Foods GDP share exceed $2trillion- by 2030 India’s Food GDP ought to exceed $2trillion for 1500m population, 300% of USA. Focus of Maize summit was Bihar.

India may promote FDI in Food Processing by letting Reputed Producers of Various PROCESSED & PACKAGED FOODS from Ketchup & Jams to Wines & Whisky, Meats & Cakes, Pizzas & Confectionery and Dosas to Butter Chicken, Icecreams to Rasgulla.

My three Critical Interventions at FICCI Maize Summit were –

1.      Even in 1992 Potential of Hybrid Maize Seeds of Pioneer Hi-Bred was 10T per hectare – but Weeds, Pests, Insects, Plant Diseases, Untimely Rains, Floods, Inadequate Pollination would lead to much lower Crop Yields and then Post-Harvest Losses.

2.    Maize like many other CROPS – Grains or Fruits & Vegetables can be raised all over India and at any time of the year. India should be growing Crops next to Consumption Area to minimize Storage, Transportation & Losses in the process. India needs ‘Maize to Poultry Farm to Chicken & Processed Chicken 20 Times Value Addition  SME Industries.’ Multi-Season Production of Maize, Basmati, Fruits & Vegetables could Guarantee Maximum Factory Utilization With Minimum Storage & Working Capital, Damage from Natural Causes – Best Quality & Most Competitive Products.

3.      Punjab can produce ‘Any Amount of Maize or Oilseeds, Fruits or Vegetables etc.  Cargill or Large Companies should Establish LOCAL Dedicated PROCESSING facilities’ for Indian & Export Markets.

4.    Dr. Sain Dass also made Critical Intervention – Punjab, Haryana & UP may Switch to Maize if Center & States Support the program – it could save 30 BU of Electricity, worth Rs.20,000 Cr Which could be Sold to Industry every year, save WATER By AVOIDING WATER GUZZLING PADDY & SAVE ENVIRONMENT BY AVAOIDING PADDY STRAW BURNING.

 

5.    Another VERY IMPORTANT Intervention was TERM OF CROP LOANS to Farmers TO BE EXTENDED TO 15-18 MONTHS, Release Farm Produce in Smaller Quantities.

6.    Not Discussed were Campaign to Build 200,000 MW of Multi-Purpose Hydro Power Projects in Himalayas on International Rivers – Indus, Ganga & Brahamputra and.  

7.    Banks should Support HIGH VALUE ADD Economic Activities – Farmers Add Upto 70%-90% when Rs.40/kg Groundnuts are Roasted sold at Rs.200/kg plus than Low Value Add Industries 10% like Computers, businesses like Gems, Gold, Jewelry and Trading activities 1% to 2% – These also lead to SCAMS and Banking NPAs.

Bihar Agriculture Per Capita GDP – $127 to USA $6,000

https://rbidocs.rbi.org.in/rdocs/Publications/PDFs/TABLE7D79E3F9306984F7D83591A756215057A.PDF

Bihar’s Agriculture GDP 2016-17 is [Rs.88,222 Cr] barely $14b for 30% of US Population – per capita food GDP for 110m Bihar population is $127 – US $6,000. Karnataka is leading Maize Producer in India – 3.27 million tonnes produces 4766m Eggs, Bihar producing 2.4 million tonnes Maize produces 1002m Eggs or 9 Per Capita.

Idea of producing Maize in Bihar is not to feed Poultry Farms but exports at loss mostly.

India average Egg availability per capita is 63 Eggs.

‘India’s per capita consumption of poultry meat is estimated at around 3.1 kg per year, which is low compared to the world average of around 17 kg per year. India’s per capita consumption of eggs is estimated at about 62 eggs per year.’ USDA.

http://eands.dacnet.nic.in/PDF/Glance-2016.pdf

When population of Bihar increased by 10% to 12% there was no increase in foods production as given by the RBI Data clipped here. Punjab has twice more crop yield for one third population – Punjab’s Per Capita availability is 6 times of Bihar. [Table 5.1]

For 9% population Bihar Produces 5% Milk and 1.2% Eggs.

https://rbidocs.rbi.org.in/rdocs/Publications/PDFs/TABLE24D5C4B9605D884AC79F1FED0A2F8CCF61.PDF

BIHAR’S PRODUCTION OF FOODGRAIN AND MAJOR NON-FOODGRAIN CROPS in Thousand tonnes.

Year

Rice

Wheat

C. Cereals

Pulses

F. Grains

Oilseeds

S.Cane

Jute-Mesta

2011-12

7162.6

4725.0

1648.3

511.3

14047.2

139.5

11288.6

1738.8

2012-13

7529.3

5357.2

2510.3

542.8

15939.6

143.3

12741.4

1717.7

2013-14

5505.8

4738.0

2139.9

522.0

12905.8

146.2

12881.8

1745.1

2014-15

6377.2

4049.3

2206.8

420.2

13053.5

131.4

14131.4

1500.0

2015-16

6802.2

4736.4

2548.6

420.7

14507.9

126.5

12649.3

1630.0

2016-17

7476.9

5085.1

2575.2

439.0

15576.6

131.0

15416.0

1682.1

GoI & Bihar State Programs Like Soil Cards, Insurance, Food Parks, Drip Irrigation etc Has FAILED to Improve Food Availability to 1.3b Indians.

Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS

Y-77, Hauz Khas, ND -110016, India. Ph: 091- 8826415770, 9871056471, 9650421857

Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power, Transportation,

Smart Cities, Water, Energy Saving, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Technologies and Projects

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