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Mega Food Park

Topics Covered: Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.

Mega Food Park:


Mega Food Park inaugurated in Punjab.

About Mega Food Parks scheme:

Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing Mega Food Park Scheme in the country since 2008.

It aims at providing a mechanism to link agricultural production to the market by bringing together farmers, processors and retailers.

  • Significance: These food parks give a major boost to the food processing sector by adding value and reducing food wastage at each stage of the supply chain with particular focus on perishables.
  • Funding: A maximum grant of Rs 50 crore is given for setting up a MFP, in minimum 50 acres of contiguous land with only 50% contribution to the total project cost.


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.


Prelims Link:

  1. Functional Mega Food Parks in India.
  2. First Mega Food Park.
  3. Which ministry administers the scheme.
  4. Mizoram’s first mega food park.
  5. Funding under the scheme.

Mains Link:

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Sources: PIB.