India is an Agricultural production powerhouse, leading in coarse cereals, pulses, spices, cashew and is he 2nd largest producer of rice, wheat, oilseeds, fruits, and vegetables etc. The market for food products also is quite big with more 1.3 billion population in the country. However, the farmer is in most cases stressed due to multiple reasons both during production and post-harvest sages. Following are some of the key problems during post-harvest stage that have a high bearing on the farmers remuneration.
1. Higher post-harvest losses
2. Inadequate storage facilities
3. Poor marketing facilities
4. Low/minimal processing