CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Importance of food processing industries in India. 3. Consumption of foods. 4. Distribution of food products. 5. Exports of agricultural and food products. 6. Finance for food processing sector. 7. Taxation. 8. Food safety and hygiene. 9. Research and development knowledge management and human resources development. 10. Vision strategy and action plan. 11. Agriculture in India. 12. Commercial agriculture as an engine for rural development industrialization and full employment. 13. India agriculture policy: vision 2020. 14. New agriculture policy. 15. Food security. 16. Reducing poverty and hunger in India: the role of agriculture. 17. Policies towards development of agro industries in India.