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Agro and Food Processing

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Jan 2019

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Key Highlights

  • 1
    Tamil Nadu has well established agriculture educational universities and research institutions across the state (Tamil Nadu Agricultural University )
  • 2
    The State has four Agri Export Zones and has plans to set up one Ultra Mega and nine Mega Food Parks
  • 3
    In India, Tamil Nadu is the
    • 2nd largest producer of Poultry & Dairy
    • 2nd largest producer of Coconut
    • 3rd largest producer of Tea & Coffee
    • 7th largest producer of Fruits
  • 4
    Tamil Nadu ranks
    • 2nd in area under cultivation of Banana
    • 3rd in the production of Banana, Sapota, Amla
    • 1st in terms of productivity of fruit crops like Papaya, Sapota & Pomegranate
  • 5
    Tamil Nadu is the leading producer of spices and cashew nuts
  • 6
    Tamil Nadu contributes 7% to India’s food processing output
  • 7
    Tamil Nadu was the highest egg producing state in the year 2017-18
  • 8
    Tamil Nadu received “Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2016” from the leading magazine, “Agriculture Today”
  • 9
    Agro & Food processing exports stood at USD 1.62 billion in the FY17-18
  • 10
    Sugar industry is the 2nd largest agro based industry in Tamil Nadu with an average production of 11.30 lakh metric tonnes
  • 11
    Government of Tamil Nadu has planned to frame an act on agricultural produce contract farming
  • 12
    The food processing policy for Tamil Nadu is being formulated in line with the draft model food processing policy developed by ministry of food processing industries, Government of India

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Investment opportunities

  • Logistics & Supply Chain
    • Establish Integrated Storage and Warehouses
    • Development of Cold Storage Infrastructure
    • Packaging & Barcoding
  • Infrastructure:
    • Set up Food & Agribusiness Parks across the State
    • Food Testing & Quality Control Labs
    • Mechanized Grain Handling and Storage at Port
    • Setting up Mega and Ultra Mega Food Parks
    • Cashew nut Processing Plants
    • Edible oil Extrusion Plants
    • Capital Goods Manufacturing for Food Processing Industry
  • Innovative Technologies
    • Dehydration of vegetables
    • Organic Milk and Milk Products
    • Banana Fibre Extraction Unit
    • Medicinal Herbs Extraction Unit
    • Neem oil based Bio Pesticides Unit
  • Other Key Enablers
    • Set up Joint Research Institutes
    • Training and Skill Development