Mega Food Park Scheme

Food Parks are comprehensive industrial estates for food processing units where the industries would have provision of common facilities like cold storage, cold chain, effluent treatment plant, warehousing power connection, water facilities, sewerage etc. The creation of these common infrastructures would benefit individual units particularly the small and medium scale units, because these are expensive to be set up by any single individual unit. Therefore a common park with all the infrastructures would help in the growth of the food processing industry reducing wastage. The envisaged processing units that can be set up in the Mega Food Parks will be location specific and dependent on available raw materials. Possible Processing Units(PPU) in the park could be IQF (International Quality Federation) Frozen Foods, Fruits and Vegetables Processing, Mango/Tomato/ Banana/ Pineapple/ Guava/Bottle Gourd/Bitter Gourd/Marybalan Processing Pulp/Puree/Concentrates, Aseptic Juices, Nectars, Drinks, Tetra-pack Aseptic Packaging Plant, Vacuum Drying, Candies, Papain Extraction, Enzymes & Oleoresins distillation, Instant Foods -Ready to cook Vada, dosa, Idly, Cutlets etc, Specialty Foods-Energy drink mix, Wellness foods, Ready Meals Sterilized Fruits, Vegetables, Cereals Confectionery Plant-Chocolates -Cocoa processing Spices/Tastemakers Development unit-Seasonings Natural Colour Extracts etc.
MAJOR FEATURES OF MEGA FOOD PARKS SCHEME Vision 2015 of Ministry of Food Processing Industries aims to raise the processing of perishables in the country from existing 6 % to 20 %, value addition from 20 % to 35 % and the share in global food trade from 1.5 % to 3 % by year 2015. By creating post harvest handling infrastructure PFHPPL will also help reduce post-harvest losses of perishables from current level of 30% to 35% valued approximately Rs. 50,000 Crores per annum. To realize the Vision 2015, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has pledged support under the Mega Food Park Scheme (MFPS). Each Mega Food Park (MFP) will be subsidized with an amount of Rs. 50 Cr on a milestone and progress achievement basis. The objectives of MFPs are:

Vision 2015 of Ministry of Food Processing Industries aims to raise the processing of perishables in the country from existing 6 % to 20 %, value addition from 20 % to 35  % and the share in global food trade from 1.5 % to 3 % by year 2015. By creating post harvest handling infrastructure PFHPL will also help reduce post harvest losses of perishables from current level of 30% to 35% valued approximately Rs. 50,000 Crores per annum. To realize the Vision 2015, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has pledged support under the Mega Food Park Scheme (MFPS). Each Mega Food Park (MFP) will be subsidized with an amount of Rs. 50 Cr on a milestone & progress achievement basis. The ministry of food processing industries proposes to establish 30 (thirty) Mega food parks in the country during 11th plan with the following objectives…

  • Provide state of the art infrastructure for food processing in the country on a pre identified cluster basis.
  • Ensure value addition of agricultural commodities.
  • Establish a sustainable raw material supply chain for each cluster.
  • Facilitate induction of latest technology.
  • Foster interagency linkages for pooling of resources for activities complementary to food processing.
  • Quality assurance through better process control and capacity building.
  • Address issues of small farm size and small and medium nature of processing industries through a cluster approach with stakeholders managing the supply chain.
  • Increase the income levels of farmers by linking them with the demand side of the food chain and reducing the wastages.
  • Bringing the entrepreneurs, farmers and other likeminded investors to come to a common platform by encashing the hidden opportunities in agriculture and food processing.
  • Integration of the supply chain to provide farmer-market linkages that allow efficient flow of produce.