Spread sheet model for estimating processing levels periodically
The processing level is below 10% in India, which is abysmally low compared to 50% or more in other countries.
Ministry makes soft and hard interventions to increase processing levels but cannot measure changes in it.
With no metric available for measuring changes in processing level, policy formulation becomes difficult. Accordingly a spread sheet model is required that can automatically estimate processing levels periodically based on a standard methodology.
In the spread sheet model secondary data would be plugged in to calculate processing levels on a periodic basis.
The model can be based on the methodology used by Institute of Economic Growth in their 2014 study commissioned by Ministry of Agriculture.