To what extent, the Mega Food Park Scheme is able to link farm produce to the market? Critically examine the key issues incidental thereto.
Cluster based approach for Mega Food Park with linking through CC, PPC and finally to CPC is a great step towards growth of food processing industry, but the scheme has certain drawbacks:
- Acquiring of 50 acre of contiguous land anywhere, particularly in small and hilly states is a major issue
- Since most agri-business in our country happens through cooperatives their integration into food parks is critical.
- The SPV finds itself unable to attract the PPCs and CCs.
- It becomes difficult for SPV to manage half of the project cost