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The city of Rajkot has agriculture as its primary occupation with Groundnut and Cotton as the predominant crops. Wheat, Cumin, Onion and Chilly etc are other major crops grown in the district. There are 2,772 micro and small agro-based units functioning in the district.
Food processing in Rajkot
Oil processing: Groundnut, Til, and Castor are major crops produced in the district. Rajkot is the 2nd largest producer of oilseeds in Gujarat. Utilization and value-addition of these crops for processing of oils is a profitable option for entrepreneurs.
Fishery: Fishery sector in the district is classified into marine fisheries, inland fisheries, and brackish water fisheries. Rohu and Catla are among those varieties of fish that are reared in the district. The scope for fishery activities is sufficient in the district.
Milk processing: Entrepreneurs can set up dairy processing units here as the district has sufficient facilities and support services from the government and co-operative sector.
Fruits and vegetable processing: Being the 2nd largest producer of onion, the district also produces tomato, brinjal, mango, papaya among many other horticultural crops, thereby providing scope for setting up F&V processing units.
- The city is considered as an economic, industrial and educational hub of the Saurashtra region.
- Infrastructure facilities, particularly storage units have been created to prevent post-harvest losses.
- The district is well- connected by road and rail.
- It has an excellent power supply even in rural areas.
A comprehensive Agro Business Policy 2016 -2021 is stipulated to increase investment in agricultural industries, increase processing and reduce wastage etc. The policy includes back ended interest subsidy of 7.5% on the term loan, 50% reimbursement of stamp duty and transfer duty and 100% reimbursement for electricity for 5 years.
Potential Investable Projects
|Project name||Process-able products||Value proposition|
|Groundnut processing||Roasted, salted groundnut, groundnut protein isolate||Groundnut is the main cash crop grown in the district.|
|Cattle feed||Groundnut oil cake, cotton seed oil cake||The main raw materials for the
manufacture of cattle feed are readily available in the district
|Garlic Processing||Garlic powder||Annual production of garlic is 37880 M.T. It has high export potential, particularly in gulf countries.|
|Bakery products||Bread, pav, rusk||There is good scope for semi –mechanized bakeries in the taluka level to cater to the growing needs|