Food equipment manufacturers must play catch-up with foreign behemoths
Owing to the pandemic, people now prefer foods and beverages that naturally contain healthy ingredients. There is a growing demand for processing basic products such as fruits, vegetables and grains which require technologically advanced equipment. Therefore, there is a need to adopt new methods, technology, and machinery for the food processing industry with least impact on sensory qualities such as colour and texture. But due to the dearth of advanced technology owing to limited R&D facilities available for local players, are the odds of India bracing up indigenous manufacturing of technologically advanced equipment in our favour anytime soon?