Operationalizing Mega Food Parks
Government had sanctioned setting up of 30 Mega Food Parks in three phases during 11th Five Year Plan for creation of modern infrastructure for food processing industries in the country. Out of 10 projects approved in the 1st Phase by the Ministry, 6 Mega Food Park projects have become operational, 2 projects are under implementation and 2 projects have been cancelled. Out of 5 Mega Food Park projects of 2nd Phase, one has become operational, 2 projects are under implementation and 2 projects have been cancelled. In the 3rd Phase, out of 15 projects approved by the Ministry, 9 projects are under implementation and 6 projects were cancelled. The details of Mega Food Parks approved / operational / cancelled during 11th Plan is as below:
|Sl. No.||Name of the project||Name of the State/ UTs||Location of the project||Status|
|Phase – I|
|1.||M/s Srini Food Park Pvt. Ltd.||Andhra Pradesh||Chittoor||Operational|
|2.||M/s Patanjali Food & Herbal Park Ltd||Uttarakhand||Haridwar||Operational|
|3.||M/s North East Mega Food Park Ltd.||Assam||Nalbari||Operational|
|4.||M/s Jharkhand Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.||Jharkhand||Ranchi||Operational|
|5.||M/s Tamil Nadu Mega Food Park Ltd.||Tamil Nadu||Dharmapuri||Cancelled|
|6.||M/s Jangipur Bengal Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.||West Bengal||Jangipur||Under implementation|
|7.||M/s Integrated Food Park Pvt. Ltd.||Karnataka||Tumkur||Operational|
|8.||M/s International Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.||Punjab||Fazilka||Operational|
|9.||M/s Paithan Mega Food Park Ltd.||Maharashtra||Aurangabad||Under implementation|
|10.||M/s Shaktiman Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. (formerly known as M/s Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd.)|
|Phase – II|
|11.||M/s Keventer Food Park Infra Ltd.||Bihar||Bhagalpur||Cancelled|
|12.||M/s Sikaria Infra Projects Pvt. Ltd.||Tripura||Agartala||Under implementation|
|13.||M/s Anil Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.,||Gujarat||Vadodara||Cancelled|
|14.||M/s MITS Mega Food Park Ltd.||Odisha||Rayagada||Under implementation|
|15.||M/s Indus Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.||Madhya Pradesh||Khargone||Operational|
|Phase – III|
|16.||M/s Indus Best Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.||Chhattisgarh||Raipur||Under implementation|
|17.||M/s Chekranemi Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.||Puducherry||Abhishekhpakkam||Cancelled|
|18.||M/s Raipur Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. (formerly known as M/s Chhattisgarh Agro Mega Food Park Ltd.)||Chhattisgarh||Raipur||Cancelled|
|19.||M/s RFK Greens Food Park Pvt. Ltd., (formerly known as M/s Greens Food Park India Pvt. Ltd.)||Jammu & Kashmir||Pulwama||Under implementation|
|20.||M/s Soma New Towns (P) Ltd.||Haryana||Sirsa||Cancelled|
|21.||M/s Greentech Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.||Rajasthan||Ajmer||Under implementation|
|22.||M/s Godavari Mega Aqua Park Pvt. Ltd.||Andhra Pradesh||West Godavari||Under implementation|
|23.||M/s Pristine Logistics & Infraprojects Pvt. Ltd.||Bihar||Khagaria||Under implementation|
|24.||M/s Gujarat Agro Infrastructure Mega Food Park||Gujarat||Surat||Under implementation|
|25||M/s Cremica Food Park Pvt. Ltd., (formerly known as M/s Poliyan Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.)||Himachal Pradesh||Una||Under implementation|
|26||M/s Satara Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.||Maharasthra||Satara||Under implementation|
|27||M/s Huma Coastal Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.||Odisha||Ganjam||Cancelled|
|28.||M/s Kanchenjunga Organic Mega food Park Ltd.||Sikkim||South Sikkim||Cancelled|
|29.||M/s Himalayan Food Park Pvt. Ltd.||Uttarakhand||Udham Singh Nagar||Under implementation|
|30.||M/s Bengal Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.||West Bengal||Jalpaiguri||Cancelled|
Ministry of Food Processing Industries has taken various steps to facilitate speedy implementation of Mega Food Park projects and made them operational.
(i) amendments have been made in the Scheme of Mega Food Parks and its guidelines to remove bottlenecks in implementation of the projects.
(ii) issues are taken up with State Governments to expedite statutory clearances and to remove the bottlenecks in implementation of projects. State Governments and Ministry of Finance have been requested to provide fiscal incentives to the Mega Food Park projects.
(iii) issues were taken up with the Banks/ FIs to expedite sanction of term loan to the projects.
(iv) a special fund of Rs. 2000 crore has been created by the Government with NABARD to provide affordable credit to Mega Food Parks and entrepreneurs setting up units in these Parks.
(v) State Governments have been involved in selection and monitoring of the projects.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
Source Ministry of Food Processing Industries 11-March, 2016