Food processing is the process of adding value to the agricultural or horticultural produce by using various techniques like grading, sorting, packaging, etc. which enhances the shelf life of food products. A strong and dynamic food processing sector plays a significant role in the overall economic set up of a country. It provides vital linkages and synergies between industry and agriculture. It has been identified as a sector having immediate potential for growth and employment. It leads to diversification of agricultural activities, improves value addition opportunities and creates surplus for export of agro-food products.