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Food Processing Opportunities in Andhra Pradesh

Food Consultant for Andhra Pradesh

Scenario of State of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh offers a model for progressive Economic Growth and Development for the developing nations. AP was recently ranked 1st and identified as an ‘Aspiring Leader’ for investor-friendly ease of doing business setup. Natural advantages like long coastline and deep draft ports will enable linkages with major markets in South East Asia.

State is having Has 6 agro-climatic types and 5 different soil types. Around 2 million hectares is the area under crop production. Agri export zones and mega food parks developed to promote the sector 1st in the production of oil palm, citrus, spices, tomato, chillies and turmeric. 2nd largest producer of cashew, silk and mangoes Leading producer of cash crops like tobacco, groundnut, oil seeds, cotton, sugar and jute 22% of diary sectors processing capacity in the organized sector in India. Amongst top ten states in milk production 50% of India’s exports in the marine sector Value of fish/prawn produced is 2nd largest in the country.

Advantage Andhra Pradesh

•70% literacy rate and 58 Agricultural Research Stations

•One of the largest food producers in India

•Various Incentive Scheme for Industrial Growth

•Credit at 9.5% interest to Processing Units in Food Parks

•Strategic geographic location with 980 Kms of coastline

Key Production Highlights of Andhra Pradesh

Largest Producer

•Andhra Pradesh Ranks Second in India in Production of Paddy, Groundnut and Maize Production.

•State is having rich production of Mango, Papaya, Lemon, Tomato, Chilli and Turmeric.

•Andhra Pradesh Ranks First in Prawn and Fish Production.


•10 Mega Food Park. (Operationalized and ongoing)

•15 Food Parks and Industrial Areas suitable for Food Processing Units

•7 Airports

•4 Major and 10 Minor Ports

Andhra Pradesh GDP.JPG
Andhra Pradesh GDP.JPG

Economic Snapshot

  • The GSDP of Andhra Pradesh at Current Prices for the year 2018-19 was Rs.9,33,402 Crores as against Rs.809548 crores for 2017-18.

  • The sectorial growth rates of GVA of Andhra Pradesh for 2018-19 at constant (2011-12) prices are Agriculture: 10.78% and Industry: 10.24%.

  • The Per Capita Income (NSDP) of Andhra Pradesh at current prices has registered a growth of 13.96 percent as it increased from Rs.1,43,935 in 2017-18 (FRE) to Rs.1,64,025 in 2018-19, as compared to the Per Capita Income of All India which has increased from Rs. 1,14,958 in 2017-18 to Rs. 1,26,699 (AE) in 2018-19

  • Andhra Pradesh recorded $ 14.1 bn worth of exports in 2018-19, contributing 4.3% to India's net exports. 

Horticulture Crops



•Lime/ Lemon






Spices Crops



Agriculture Crop





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Food Processing Opportunities 

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Fruits & Vegetable processing

  • F&V Canning & Ketchup Line

  • F&V Aseptic & Concentrate Unit

  • Fruit Juice/ Squashes

  • IQF/Frozen F&V

  • Jam & Jelly

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Food Ingredient Units

  • Food Color

  • Extracts from Spices

  • Pectin/ Antioxidant Extraction Unit

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Specialized Units-1

  • Fortified Dairy/ F&V Products

  • Fortified Bakery products

  • Nutraceutical Products

  • Probiotic Food

Spices in Heaps

Spice & Herbs Processing

  • Organic Spice Grinding Line

  • Herbs Cutting & Grinding

  • Spice Paste & Powder

  • Spice oil extraction units

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Dairy Products

  • Milk based Sweets

  • Pasteurized Milk

  • Milk Products (Paneer, Ghee, Cheese, Curd/ Lasse, Powder)

  • Canned Sweets Line

  • Ice Cream Line

  • UHT Milk Packaging in Tetrapack

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Specialized Units-2

  • Food Enzymes

  • Functional Foods

  • Super Critical Fluid Extraction

  • Food Testing Lab

  • Honey processing

Stalks of Wheat

Cereal Products

  • Flour Mill

  • Bakery Line

  • Solvent Extraction Unit

  • Macroni Products

  • Breakfast Cereals

  • Extruded & Fried Snacks

  • Instant Mixes/ Soups

Couscous with Meat and Vegetables

Egg & Meat Products

  • Frozen Meat Products

  • Egg Powder Unit

  • Canned Fish & Meat Products

  • Sausages & Salami

  • Ready to Cook products

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Pulse Products

  • Dal Mill

  • RTE Products

  • Besan Mill

  • Canned Pulses

  • Puffed Snacks

  • Organic Whole Pulses

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Beverage Unit

  • RTS Juice in Tetrapak

  • Instant Tea Products

  • Natural Mineral Water

  • Packaged Drinking Water

  • Vitamin Drink

  • Sports Drink

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