FICCI along with IIM Calcutta is organizing a half day Seminar on “Food Supply Chain in India: Analyzing the Potential for International Business” at 1030 Hrs on March 28, 2014 at FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi. The event would also witness the launch of the report titled Food Supply Chain in India: Analyzing the Potential for International Business by IIM Calcutta and supported by Foreign Commonwealth Office, UK.
As we know, Indian retail and logistics sectors are highly unorganized, yet organized food-retail and logistics sectors have seen a double digit growth in the past few years. India has a traditional supply chain for food and grocery retail with large number of fragmented operators. To ensure efficient distribution, supply chain management is gaining importance recently.
This seminar and the report focus on the ways to streamline the Indian food supply chain by attracting foreign investment. A number of measures have been taken by the Indian government to attract private and foreign investment in the food supply chain. However, the response from business has been lukewarm. The report highlights the barriers to Indian food supply which is not only restricting investment but also India’s integration in global food value chain. The report not only identifies the policy gap but also makes recommendation towards an appropriate policy framework.
This seminar will bring together policymakers, industry and academics to discuss and debate on the issues of how to streamline the food supply chain in India and increase efficiency. This seminar would also discuss the potential for International businesses in India.