Food Processing Opportunities in Assam

Food Consultant for Assam

Scenario of State of Assam

The agro-climatic conditions of the state favour growing of a variety of fruits, vegetables/ spices like Tea, banana, pineapple, Pineapple, orange, ginger, turmeric, chilies, Potato, Cabbage etc. Mechanized and scientific cultivation of Agriculture and Horticultural produces are being adopted in the state.

 

The food processing sector has the potential to grow at a rapid pace with the demand for processed food increasing every day. By the 2025 the wastage of perishables due to lack of processing infrastructure facilities will be considerably reduced. The favourable agro climatic conditions are conducive for the growth of this sector and opportunities in this sector abound in processing, sourcing, logistics and setting up cold chains.

Advantage Assam

•Availability of Robust Infrastructure

•High Literacy Rate 81.29%

•Various Incentive Scheme for Industrial Growth

•Access to Large markets i.e. South Asia, SAARC etc.

•Special Tax Incentive for Export Oriented Units

Key Production Highlights of Assam

  • Rank 1 in Tea Production.

  • Rank 3 in production of Pineapple, Jackfruit and Litchi.   

Infrastructure

  • 1 Mega Food Park.

  • 5 Industrial Park.

  • 1 Agri Export Zone.

  • 6 Airports.

  • 13 ICD.

Economic Snapshot

  • Assam recorded US$ 363.72 Million worth of exports in 2019 (April-Dec).

  • According to the Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT), during April 2000 to June 2019, FDI inflows of North Eastern States  totaled to US$ 122 million.

  • At current prices, the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Assam is Rs 3.74 lakh crore (US$ 53.53 billion) in 2019-20

  • The GSDP of the state grew at a CAGR (in Rs) of 12.75 per cent from 2011-12 to 2019-20.

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Horticulture Crops

•Pineapple

•Guava

•Jackfruit

•Banana

•Mango

•Litchi

•Citrus Fruit

•Potato

•Tomato

•Cabbage

Spices Crops

•Ginger

•Turmeric

•Chilli

•Garlic

•Coriander

Agriculture Crop

•Paddy

•Coarse Cereals

•Maize

 

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/ Rice 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