Operationalizing Mega Food Parks

By | March 12, 2016
(Last Updated On: March 12, 2016)

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 projectName of the State/ UTsLocation of the projectStatus
Phase – I 
1.M/s Srini Food Park Pvt. Ltd.Andhra PradeshChittoorOperational
2.M/s Patanjali Food & Herbal Park LtdUttarakhandHaridwarOperational
3.M/s North East Mega Food Park Ltd.AssamNalbariOperational
4.M/s Jharkhand Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.JharkhandRanchiOperational
5.M/s Tamil Nadu Mega Food Park Ltd.Tamil NaduDharmapuriCancelled
6.M/s Jangipur Bengal Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.West BengalJangipurUnder implementation
7.M/s Integrated Food Park Pvt. Ltd.KarnatakaTumkurOperational
8.M/s International Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.PunjabFazilkaOperational
9.M/s Paithan Mega Food Park Ltd.MaharashtraAurangabadUnder implementation
10.M/s Shaktiman Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. (formerly known as M/s Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd.)

 

 

Uttar PradeshSultanpurCancelled
Phase – II 
11.M/s Keventer Food Park Infra Ltd.BiharBhagalpurCancelled
12.M/s Sikaria Infra Projects Pvt. Ltd.TripuraAgartalaUnder implementation
13.M/s Anil Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.,GujaratVadodaraCancelled
14.M/s MITS Mega Food Park Ltd.OdishaRayagadaUnder implementation
15.M/s Indus Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.Madhya PradeshKhargoneOperational
Phase – III 
16.M/s Indus Best Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.ChhattisgarhRaipurUnder implementation
17.M/s Chekranemi Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.PuducherryAbhishekhpakkamCancelled
18.M/s Raipur Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. (formerly known as M/s Chhattisgarh Agro Mega Food Park Ltd.)ChhattisgarhRaipurCancelled
19.M/s RFK Greens Food Park  Pvt. Ltd., (formerly known as M/s Greens Food Park India Pvt. Ltd.)Jammu & KashmirPulwamaUnder implementation
20.M/s Soma New Towns (P) Ltd.HaryanaSirsaCancelled
21.M/s Greentech Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.RajasthanAjmerUnder implementation
22.M/s Godavari Mega Aqua Park Pvt. Ltd.Andhra PradeshWest GodavariUnder implementation
23.M/s Pristine Logistics & Infraprojects Pvt. Ltd.BiharKhagariaUnder implementation
24.M/s Gujarat Agro Infrastructure Mega Food ParkGujaratSuratUnder implementation
25M/s Cremica Food Park Pvt. Ltd., (formerly known as M/s Poliyan Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.)Himachal PradeshUnaUnder implementation
26M/s Satara Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.MaharasthraSataraUnder implementation
27M/s Huma Coastal Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.OdishaGanjamCancelled
28.M/s Kanchenjunga  Organic Mega food Park Ltd.SikkimSouth SikkimCancelled
29.M/s Himalayan Food Park Pvt. Ltd.UttarakhandUdham Singh NagarUnder implementation
30.M/s Bengal Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd.West BengalJalpaiguriCancelled

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

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