Ministry of Food Processing Industries
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FOOD PROCESSING SECTOR'S CONTRIBUTION IN GDP

Posted On: 05 AUG 2022 6:02PM by PIB Delhi

The contribution of the food processing sector has increased continuously with Gross Value Added (GVA) in food processing sector from Rs.1.34 lakh crore in 2014-15 to Rs. 2.37 lakh crore in 2020-21 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.97%.

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries(MoFPI) implements various schemes with an objective of overall growth and development of the food processing sector, creation of off-farm employment and entrepreneurial opportunities whose details are as under:

(i)MoFPI implements the Pradhan MantriKisan SAMPADA Yojana (PMKSY) which, inter–alia, aims at creation of modern post-harvest infrastructure, value addition, providing better returns to farmers, creation of off-farm employment opportunities etc.

(ii) In addition, the Ministry is also implementing the PM- Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme for providing financial, technical and business support for setting up/upgradation of two lakh existing micro food processing enterprises across the country on One District One Product (ODOP) approach.

(iii) A new Production Linked Incentive scheme (PLIS) for Food Processing Sector is being implemented to support creation of global food manufacturing champions. The scheme incentivizes investment and will promote exports and employment in the sector.

To attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the food processing sector, the Government has put in place an investor-friendly policy wherein 100% FDI is allowed for food products’ manufacturing under the automatic route, and 100% FDI under Government approval route is allowed for retail trading, including through e-commerce, in respect of food products manufactured and/or produced in India. Also, to facilitate all investment interests, MoFPI has set up a dedicated NiveshBandhu Portal as well as an Investment Facilitation Cell with Invest India. The total FDI inflow in the food processing sector during last 5 years ending 2021-22 is USD 3.54 billion.

As per the latest Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) 2018-19, released by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, 40579 food processing units are in the registered sector. The ASI do not give segregated data/details of Multi-National Companies (MNCs). However, State-wise number of units as per ASI 2018-19are as under;

Number of Food processing units in registered sector

 

S. No.

State

No. of Units

1

A & N Islands

4

2

Andhra Pradesh

5653

3

Arunachal Pradesh

27

4

Assam

1569

5

Bihar

884

6

Chandigarh

17

7

Chhattisgarh

1630

8

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

9

9

Daman & Diu

33

10

Delhi

169

11

Goa

106

12

Gujarat

2245

13

Haryana

1045

14

Himachal Pradesh

157

15

Jammu and Kashmir

176

16

Jharkhand

240

17

Karnataka

2343

18

Kerala

1708

19

Madhya Pradesh

927

20

Maharashtra

2791

21

Manipur

30

22

Meghalaya

30

23

Nagaland

20

24

Odisha

1188

25

Puducherry

66

26

Punjab

3114

27

Rajasthan

898

28

Sikkim

20

29

Tamil Nadu

4982

30

Telangana

3900

31

Tripura

105

32

Uttar Pradesh

2105

33

Uttarakhand

362

34

West Bengal

2026

 

Total

40,579

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

 

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