State expedites process of setting up mega food park at Rayagada

June 16, 2012 at 1:28 am Leave a comment

Following report is from the Hindu:

Collectors asked to locate land for the Primary Processing Centre

Collectors of 11 districts have been instructed to locate five to 10 acres of land in their districts for setting up Primary Processing Centre (PPC) which would be linked to the proposed Mega Food Park at Rayagada.

The Mega Food Park is proposed to be developed over an area of 50 acres. But it could be expanded to an area to 100 acres in different phases to accommodate more investors. It has been decided that the project will be implemented in PPP (public private partnership) mode with an investment of around Rs. 200 crore.

Chief Secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik took a review of the progress of the food park at Rayagada which was expected to help add value to agri-products.

“The park will have its major Primary Processing Centres (PPC) at Khurda, Nawarangpur and Gopalpur ( Ganjam). PPCs will also be set up in Koraput, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Subarnapur, Ganjam, Gajapati, Malkangiri, Boudh and Kandhamal,” said the office of Chief Secretary in a press statement here on Wednesday.

It has also been decided that Collection Centres will be established in each block of these districts. Each collection centre will need about two to 5 acres of land.

The food park is likely to create direct and indirect employment opportunity for around 30,000 people.

According to the statement, to ground the project one SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) has been formed involving IDCO, Expo Bio-Tech Limited, Keventor Agro Ltd. and Basanta Devi Charitable Trust.

The SPV has been named MITS Mega Food Park and it has been incorporated by the Registrar of Companies Odisha.

The raw material viability analysis shows there is potentiality for growth of 16 types of industries in the Mega Food Park.

“These sectors are maize processing, rice processing, diary industry, poultry, spices, fruits and vegetables, mango pulp, tomato puree, grains-milling and processing such as breakfast cereals, coffee, cashew processing, pickle industry, tamarind processing, ready to eat products, soft drinks and natural juice and ancillary material for food packaging,” it said.

The meeting resolved to hold investors awareness programmes at Rayagada, Berhampur, Koraput, Bolangir, Titilagarh and Bhubaneswar for attracting the entrepreneurs and investors.


  • The food park is proposed to be developed over an area of 50 acres
  • Employment opportunity for about 30,000 people likely

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Entry filed under: Agriculture and Irrigation, Balangir, Boudh, Food park and primary processing centres, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Region watch, Subarnapur.

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