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About Food Processing & Agriculture

Agriculture plays a vital role in India’s economy as 56% of the total workforce is engaged in agriculture and allied activities. It accounted for 16% of the country’s Gross Value Added for fiscal 2019 at current prices. Development of agriculture and food processing infrastructure has been accorded high priority by the Government of India in recent years. To modernise the infrastructure in this sector, the government launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana to develop various agro – processing clusters. The scheme envisages creation of mega food parks, agro processing infrastructure, integrated cold chain infrastructure and expansion of food processing capacity in the country. The 39 mega food parks (located in 24 states), sanctioned by the Ministry of Food Processing Industry, are currently at different stages of implementation. The government has approved 297 cold chain projects out of which 183 projects have been completed. A cumulative 3,282 million has been invested in India’s food processing industry through FDI route between fiscals 2015 and 2019. Under NIP, about 20 identified projects in Agriculture and 15 projects in Food processing will be implemented over 2020-2025.


  • 401 Opportunities
  • USD 14.75 bn Worth

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Food Processing & Additives

222 Opportunities

USD 594.2 mn worth

Vision of creation of mega food parks, integrated cold chain infrastructure and expansion of food processing capacity


132 Opportunities

USD 269.69 mn worth

India is the world's largest producer of Milk

Post Harvest Storage Infrastructure

15 Opportunities

USD 10.48 bn worth

Gramin Agricultural Market (GrAM) scheme is proposed to improve the infrastructure and civic facilities in gramin haats

Terminal Markets

9 Opportunities

USD 2.43 bn worth

Terminal Markets Complex (TMC) scheme has been conceptualized and introduced as a new model under National Horticulture Mission in 2011

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  • Creation of Infrastructure for Agro Processing Clusters

    To provide integrated and complete preservation infrastructure facilities from the farm gate to the consumer.


    The Government of India encourages farmers in taking up projects in select areas by subsidizing a portion of the total project cost. All these projects aim at enhancing capital investment, sustained income flow and employment areas of national importance.

  • Creation / Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities (CEFPPC)

    Creation of processing and preservation capacities and modernization /expansion of existing food processing units which will help in increasing the level of processing, value addition and thereby lead to the reduction of wastage and enhancement of farmers? income.

  • Scheme for Cold Chain, Value Addition and Preservation Infrastructure under PMKSY

    The scheme envisages financial assistance to food processing units in the form of grant-in-aid.

  • Agriculture Export Policy

    To promote exports, increase investments and provide an institutional mechanism for agriculture sector

  • Highlight of Budget 2018-19 in respect of Food Processing sector

    Budget 2018-19 provides various incentives and provisions for the growth of the sector.

  • Mega Food Park Scheme

    The primary objective of the Mega Food Park Scheme (MFPS) is to provide modern infrastructure facilities for the food processing along the value chain from the farm to the market.

  • Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund

    The project will focus on building an efficient milk procurement system by setting up of chilling infrastructure & installation of electronic milk adulteration testing equipment, creation of processing infrastructure and manufacturing faculties for Value Added Products for the Milk Unions.

  • List of designated Food Parks

    Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has notified the consolidated list of 226 Designated Food Parks as on 14.11.2018 for the purpose of making available affordable credit to agro-processing units in the designated food parks from the Food Processing Fund 2015-16 established by RBI in NABARD.

  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)

    SAMPADA is a comprehensive package which will result in creation of modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet.

  • Operation Greens

    To strengthen Tomato, Onion, and Potato (TOP) production clusters, increase food processing capabilities and create a market intelligence network.

  • Scheme for creation of backward and forward linkages under PMKSY

    MoFPI has invited proposals / Expression of Interest (EoI) from potential promoters for setting up Backward & Forward Linkages in the processed food industry of the country.

  • Nivesh Badhu

    To improve ease of doing business and boost investors? confidence, a dedicated investors? portal "Nivesh Bandhu" has been set up by MoFPI aimed at easing the process for investors.