What is there inside a Mega Food Park?
Mega food park typically consist of supply chain infrastructure including collection centers, primary processing centers, central processing centers, cold chain and around 25-30 fully developed plots for entrepreneurs to set up food processing units.
Mega Food Park Scheme
The Scheme of Mega Food Park aims at providing a mechanism to link agricultural production to the market by bringing together farmers, processors and retailers so as to ensure maximizing value addition, minimizing wastage, increasing farmers income and creating employment opportunities particularly in rural sector.
The Mega Food Park Scheme is based on “Cluster” approach and envisages creation of state of art support infrastructure in a well-defined agri / horticultural zone for setting up of modern food processing units in the industrial plots provided in the park with well-established supply chain.
The Mega Food Park project is implemented by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which is a Body Corporate registered under the Companies Act. State Government, State Government entities and Cooperatives are not required to form a separate SPV for implementation of Mega Food Park project. Subject to fulfillment of the conditions of the Scheme Guidelines, the funds are released to the SPVs.
List of Mega Food Parks in India
A total of 37 Mega Food Parks have been approved by Government of India under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, out of which 20 Mega Food Parks are operational and 17 are Under Implementation
1. Srini Mega Food Park, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh.
2. Godavari Mega Aqua Park, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh.
3. North East Mega Food Park, Nalbari, Assam.
4. Gujarat Agro Mega Food Park, Surat, Gujarat. 5. Cremica mega Food park, Una, Himachal Pradesh. 6. Integrated Mega Food Park, Tumkur, Karnataka.
7. Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) Mega Food Park, Palakkad, Kerala.
8. Indus Mega Food Park, Khargoan, Madhya Pradesh.
9. Avantee Mega Food Park, Dewas, Madhya Pradesh.
10. Paithan Mega Food Park, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
11. Satara Mega Food Park, Satara, Maharashtra.
12. Zoram Mega Food Park, Kolasib, Mizoram.
13. MITS Mega Food Park, Rayagada, Odisha.
14. International Mega Food Park, Fazilka, Punjab.
15. Greentech Mega Food park, Ajmer, Rajasthan.
16. Smart Agro Mega Food Park, Nizamabad, Telangana.
17. Tripura Mega Food Park, West Tripura, Tripura.
18. Patanjali Food and Herbal Park, Haridwar, Uttarakhand.
19. Himalayan Mega Food Park, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand.
20. Jangipur Bengal Mega Food Park, Murshidabad, West Bengal.