To what extent, the Mega Food Park Scheme is able to link farm produce to the market? Critically examine the key issues incidental thereto.

Published: February 6, 2016

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

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