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Food Consultants in Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar the capital city of Odisha and is a center of economic and religious importance in eastern India and is one of the leading vegetables, plantation crops and rice producing cities of the country.
Odisha is endowed with natural resources, long coastlines and favorable climatic conditions for the growth of a variety of agro- products, fruits and vegetables and marine produce. Proper processing, storage and value addition of these products reduces waste and increases economic growth.
The state has recorded 25.92% of growth in the food grains production to 105.27 lakh MTs during 2014-15 over 2013-14. Odisha is the 9th largest producer of fish and the 4th largest producer of shrimp in the Country. Total fish production in the State during 2015-16 was 5.21 lakh MT
Odisha is also a leading producer of milk. Total milk production stood at 19.39 lakh MT during 2015-16. It is India’s leading producer of Cereals like rice, maize; Pulses like arhar, moong, black gram; Oil Seeds like groundnut, sesame, mustard & sunflower; Fibers like cotton, jute, mesta & coconut; Spices like turmeric, ginger, chilly & garlic. Odisha has also significant production of vegetables like sweet potato, potato, onions & tomato and fruits like Mango, Pineapple, Papaya, Jackfruit, and Tamarind. However, the Food Processing Industry in Odisha is yet to exploit the full potential of all these agro-horticultural produce. Amongst top three producers of cashew in the country.
As per a study, Odisha has the potential to attract investment of USD 33 billion in next 10 years and generate employment to 9 million persons. The food processing sector has a potential to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11%.
The government of Odisha has implemented food processing policy in the year 2013 in cooperation with Industrial policy resolution 2007. Development of two exclusive industrial parks for Food Processing units with fully developed infrastructure and Common Facility Center housing pulping line, cold storage, raw material godowns etc:
- MITS Mega Food Park at Rayagada
- IDCO Mega Sea Food Park at Deras
The Government of Orissa is planning to construct a mega food park in Malipada, 10km away from Khurda. The food park will be spread over 282 acres. The development phase is expected to cost Rs500m, while Rs17bn is planned to be invested in the second phase.
Government shall facilitate the establishment of Mega Food Parks/Sea Food Parks by IDCO/OSIC/Private Agencies under Mega Food Park Scheme of Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India.
State Food Parks at strategic locations namely, Deogarh, Bhadrak, Bargarh, Nawrangpur (Maize Park), Sambalpur, Ganjam, Bolangir, Kandhamal, and Kalahandi over a minimum land area of Ac.25.00 each shall be promoted by State Government through IDCO/OSIC/private agencies.
Government shall facilitate promotion of Agri-Export Zones in association with APEDA.
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- Maize– Flour, flakes, meal, oil, starch and its derivatives (such as glucose, starch), etc.
- Vegetables & Fruits (specially Mango and Banana)– Post-harvest management and handling structure, ripening chambers,pre-cooling rooms, cold Storage Units, processing, Pulping, Powder, Juice, etc.
- Milk Products– Production of Butter, crème, ghee, cheese, flavored milk, ice-cream, curd, buttermilk, flavored yogurt, processed cheese, milk-based sweets etc.
- Rice– Rice processing, rice bran oils, biomass power etc.
Odisha, being a growing state with a strong agro-based economy and large marine coastlines it offers opportunities to the food sector as well as employment to the young people.
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