India has, since independence and before, been known to be agricultural land. It is one of the main sources of livelihood for almost more than 80% of the country’s rural population and about 52% of the country’s labour-power earn through means of agriculture. But since the population in the country is growing by drastic rates every year, it is hard to be able to produce and deliver food to everybody.
Although food production in the country has shown a steady increase rate over the past few years as improved farming techniques are being utilized, India is still far behind in achieving some kind of success when it comes to curtailing the production losses. Novel post-harvest technologies need to adopted throughout the country need to be implemented to see a reduction in harvest losses and to be able to provide quality products to internal as well as export markets. With experience, we can say that commonly called Commercial irradiation by far one of the safest and one of the most effective techniques for Cereals & Pulses Irradiation and Spice Irradiation. Commercial irradiation can be implemented in places where conventional methods seem to be inadequate or pose any potential health risks. They can also be used as a complementary process, in addition to the already existing procedures.
This technique helps to conserve cereals, pulses and other products such as onions, garlic, potatoes and tropical fruits such as mango, seafood, meat as well as poultry. Irradiation can be effective in ensuring the hygienic quality of food, including that of frozen food as they tend to eliminate foodborne pathogens and other parasitic organisms that can cause the food to become stale quickly. In addition to this, it also provides a viable environment and a friendly alternative to chemical fumigants for treatment against insects and pets in horticulture and agricultural products. There is nothing to worry about Commercial irradiation since it has been well established that irradiated food products are safe for human consumption.
With technological advancements taking place in every part and sphere, agriculture is not far behind. The only issue is that people in India are not aware of the Irradiation in Agro-industry that could make their lives so much easier than before. To know more about food irradiation and to get your queries resolves, contact Symec Engineers.