Mega Food Parks

Mega Food Park is a scheme of the Ministry of Food Processing (part of the Government of India) with the aim of establishing a "direct linkage from farm to processing and then to consumer markets" through a network of collection centres and primary processing centres.[1] Its purpose was to increase processing of perishables from 6% to 20% and to increase India's share in global food trade by at least 3% up to year 2015.

According to an estimate,[2] the Indian food industry was to grow from $200 million USD to $310 million USD in 2015 by this plan.

Highlights of scheme[1]Edit

  • Government provides grants up to Rs 50 crores for each food park to a consortium of companies.
  • 30-35 food processing units are expected to be established.
  • Collective investment of companies is expected to be at least 250 crores.
  • A turnover of 400-500 crore and employment generation of at least 30000 from each mega food park is expected.

A total of 42 Mega Food Parks have been sanctioned so far by MoFPI in six phases. These MFPs are to ensure backward linkages to the farmers, SHGs, JLVs etc. & enhance farmer income. Each MFP is supposed to connect with 25000 farmers. Government has envisaged building quality labs at each of the food parks as well

StatusEdit

A sanction of 42 food parks has been planned, out of which 25 in various states have already been sanctioned[1][3] with 17 pending, expression of interest is available from companies with the government. According to the Government, as of October 2016, 8 mega food parks have become operational and all 42 would be operational in the next 2 years.[4][5]

Park City State Status
Srini Mega Food Park Chittoor Andhra Pradesh Operational
Godavari Mega Aqua Park Bhimavaram Andhra Pradesh Operational
Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Mega Food Park Mallavalli Andhra Pradesh Under Implementation
Rongoge Mega Food Park Naharlagun Arunachal Pradesh Under Implementation
North East Mega Food Park Nalbari Assam Operational
Pristine Mega Food Park Mansi Bihar Under Implementation
Indus Best Mega Food Park Raipur Chhattisgarh Operational
Fanidhar Mega Food Park Mehsana Gujarat Under Implementation
Gujarat Agro Mega Food Park Surat Gujarat Operational
Hafed Mega Food Park Rohtak Haryana Under Implementation
HSIIDC Mega Food Park Sonipat Haryana Under Implementation
Cremica Mega Food Park Una Himachal Pradesh Operational
RFK Greens Food Park Pulwama Jammu and Kashmir Under Implementation
Integrated Mega Food Park Tumkur Karnataka Operational
Favorich Infra Pvt Ltd Mega Food Park Mandya Karnataka Under Implementation
KSIDC Mega Food Park Alappuzha Kerala Under Implementation
KINFRA Mega Food Park Palakkad Kerala Operational
Indus Mega Food Park Khargone Madhya Pradesh Operational
Avantee Mega Food Park Dewas Madhya Pradesh Operational
Paithan Mega Food Park Aurangabad Maharashtra Operational
Satara Mega Food Park Satara Maharashtra Operational
Wardha Mega Food Park Wardha Maharashtra Under Implementation
Manipur Food Industries Corporation Limited Mega Food Park Kakching Manipur Under Implementation
Zoram Mega Food Park Khamrang Mizoram Under Implementation
Doys Agri Resources Private Limited' Mega Food Park Dimapur Nagaland Under Implementation
MITS Mega Food Park Khurda Odisha Under Implementation
Deras Seafood Park Khurda Odisha Under Implimentation[6]
International Mega Food Park Fazilka Punjab Operational
MITS Mega Food Park Rayagada Odisha Operational
Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Limited Mega Food Park Ludhiana Punjab Under Implementation
Sukhjit Mega Food Park Kapurthala Punjab Under Implementation
Greentech Mega Food Park Ajmer Rajasthan Operational
Smart Agro Mega Food Park Nizamabad Telangana Operational
TSFPS Mega Food Park Khammam Telangana Operational
Tripura Mega Food Park Uttar Champamura Tripura Operational
Patanjali Food and Herbal Park Haridwar Uttarakhand Operational
Himalayan Mega Food Park Udham Singh Nagar Uttarakhand Operational
Jangipur Bengal Mega Food Park Murshidabad West Bengal Operational

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Mega Food Parks : what is it and how will it benefit Indian Economy". Elections.in. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Potential location for setting up of food parks". Fnbnews.com. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Scheme of Mega Food Park". Mofpi.nic.in. Archived from the original on 1 September 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  4. ^ "All 42 mega food parks to be operational in 2 years: Harsimrat Kaur Badal". The Economic Times. PTI. 27 October 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  5. ^ Mega Food Park
  6. ^ Pioneer, The. "Rs 466 cr investment proposals for Deras Seafood Park". The Pioneer. Retrieved 9 September 2021.