Food processing industry by its very nature is susceptible to attacks from various pests. The entire chain of processing from raw material to the finished product which reaches the end consumer is critical and needs to be evaluated for pest hot spots. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the way to deal with the management of pests in this industry. By addressing the underlying causes of pest infestations – access to food, water and shelter – IPM can prevent infestation before pesticides are even considered.
At a rapid growth rate of 25-30% per annum, the over `16,000 crore-facility services industry of India is drawing global attention with more and more international service providers making inroads into this market. While the overall development in various sectors has increased opportunities, the service industry is heading for a boom in South India. Clean India Journal takes stock of the trends triggering this growth and the potential tier-II and III cities is offering to the service industry.