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ObjectivesandGuidelinesforEstablishingMegaFoodParks

PressInformationBureau
GovernmentofIndia
MinistryofFoodProcessingIndustries
31July201518:01IST

ObjectivesandGuidelinesforEstablishingMegaFoodParks
TheprimaryobjectiveofestablishingMegaFoodParksistoprovidemoderninfrastructurefacilitiesforthefoodprocessing
along the value chain from farm to market with a cluster based approach based on a hub and spokes model. It includes
creationofinfrastructureforprimaryprocessingandstoragenearthefarmintheformofPrimaryProcessingCentres(PPCs)
andCollectionCentres(CCs)andcommonfacilitiesandenablinginfrastructurelikeroads,electricity,water,ETPfacilities
etc.atCentralProcessingCentre(CPC).ThesePPCsandCCsactasaggregationandstoragepointstofeedrawmaterialto
the processing units located in the CPC. These are demanddriven projects and would facilitate food processing units to
meetenvironmental,safetyandsocialstandards.EachMegaFoodParkislikelytoattractinvestmentofaboutRs.100Crore
incommonfacilitiesandleverageanadditionalinvestmentofaboutRs.250Crore.ExpectedannualturnoverofeachMFP
isaboutRs.500Crore.Itislikelytobenefitabout6000farmers/producersdirectlyand2500030000farmersindirectly.
Outofthetotal40(Forty)MegaFoodParksapprovedforsettingupinthecountry,23(TwentyThree)Parkshavebeen
accorded Final Approval and are at various stages of implementation. Of these, 5 (Five) Mega Food Parks, one each at
Haridwar (Uttarkhand), Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh), Fazilka (Punjab), Tumkur (Karnataka) and Nalbari (Assam) have
become operational. Remaining 17 Mega Food Park projects have been accorded Inprinciple approval and are in the
processofmeetingconditionsofFinalapproval.
ReportoftheevaluationofimpactoftheSchemeofMegaFoodParksrecentlysubmittedbyIndianCouncilforResearchon
International Economic Relations (ICRIER) indicates that overall socioeconomic impact of the operational Mega Food
Parksforcatchmentareaishighlypositive.SettinguptheseParkshasresultedinreductionofwastageofagriculturaland
horticulturalproducethroughincreasedsourcingfromfarmers,increaseintheirshelflifethroughprimaryprocessinglike,
sorting,gradingetc.,betterstorage,availabilityofothermoderncommoninfrastructurefacilitiesandvalueadditionthrough
food processing, benefit to the farmers by enhanced level of procurement, realisation of better prices of produce,
elimination/reduction in the layers of the middlemen, training and technology transfer, benefit to Industry by helping in
value addition by providing modern common infrastructure facilities, induction of advanced technology and exporting
opportunities,benefittolocalpopulationthroughfull/partialdirectandindirectemployment generation,benefitto traders
throughincreaseinproductrangeandbetterqualityandtoconsumersthroughavailabilityofbetterproductsatlesserprice.
Expression of Interest (EoI) had been invited by the Government on 10.02.2014 for setting up Mega Food Parks in the
country with the last date of 31.07.2014. In response, total 72 proposals had been received from various States. These
proposals have been appraised by observing a thorough and transparent procedure and based upon the merit, 15 selected
proposalshavebeenaccordedInprincipleapprovalon31.03.2015.
ThisinformationwasgivenbytheMinisterofStateforFoodProcessingIndustriesSadhviNiranjanJyotiinawrittenreply
inRajyaSabhatoday.
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