Agri and Food Processing Sector

Agri & Food Processing Sector in India

India ranks


among the world's milk-producing nation since 1998

Largest Livestock population - 512 Mn

World's 2nd Largest producer of food, grain, fruits & vegetables

India is ranked 5th in terms of production, consumption & export of food and food products

Indian food & grocery market is 6th largest in the world

42 mega food parks being set up across country

100% FDI Permitted under automatic route in Food Processing Sector

Growth Drivers

Large agri- commodity hub
Huge consumer base
Strong economy and conducive policies

PUNJAB: The Food Bowl of India

Punjab - Fact file
Area(Geographical) : 5.03 Million ha
Cultivable Area : 4.23 Million ha(84% of State's area)
Net Sown Area : 4.023 Million ha
Canals : 1.19 Million ha
Tubewells : 2.88 Million ha
Cropping intensity : 186%
Share of Agriculture Production in India
Wheat : 17.11% (16.1 million tonnes)
Rice : 11.31% (11.8 million tonnes)
Milk : 7% (10.8 million tonnes)
Kinnow & Other Mandarins : 27.73% (1.14 million tonnes)
Eggs : 5.33% (4.4 billion number)

rank in Rice Production in India


rank in Food Grain Production in India


rank in Milk Production in India

Punjab tops in Honey Production in India

Leading producer of Eggs and Milk in the country

Punjab tops in Mandrin yield in the country with 23 MT/HA

State continues to argument
Infrastructure to make it future ready

Food Processing considered as a thrust sector in Punjab Industrial and Business Development Policy 2017 for disbursement of special incentives

3 Mega Food Parks at Fazilka, Ludhiana and Kapurthala

3 Agro Food Processing Industrial area at Bathinda, Pathankot and Dhandhari Kalan

153+ Agriculture Produce Market
Committees / Mandis, 3110 Purchase Centers and 5 Agri Export Zone

16 Integrated Cold Chain and Value added Infrastructure projects approved by MoFPI, Government of India

600 + cold storage - Storage capacity of 2.2 million metric tonnes
162 Warehouses across 22 districts - Storage Capacity of 6.3 millions metric tonnes

3 Centers of Excellence
Citrus at Hoshiarpur with Israeli collaboration
Vegetables at Jalandhar with Israeli collaboration
Potatos at Jalandhar with collaboration with Netherlands

Best is class education for Food Processing, Agriculture and Allied Courses

Home to key universities such as Punjab Agriculture University Ludhiana, Indian Institute of Maize research etc

Key Fiscal Incentives for
Food Processing Units
  • Re-imbursement of net SGST (State Goods and Services Tax) up to 200% of investment in Land, Building and Machinery
  • Exemption from Stamp Duty & Registration Fee, CLU / EDC Charges, Property Tax
  • Employment Subsidy - For Anchor Units*, Employment Generation Subsidy up to INR 48,000/- per employee per year for a maximum period of 5 years
  • 100 % reimbursement all taxes and fees paid for purchase of raw material for food processing units up to 10 years

*Anchor Units - FCI more than INR 50 Cr. or Minimum Direct Employment 500

Prominent companies in food processing sector in Punjab

List of Institutes Agri and Food