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India food chain in deep change!

Last updated on: June 21, 2011 12:45 IST

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A growing urban middle-class is consuming more higher-value, high protein foods, which is stoking food price inflation and changing business and farm models in rural India.

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Image: Farmer Ajit Govind Sable displays harvested red capsicums which were grown inside a poly house in Satara district.

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Image: Farmer Ajit Govind Sable walks down an aisle inside his poly house, where he grows capsicums and chillies, in Satara.

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