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Food Processing Opportunities in Goa

Food Consultant for Goa

Scenario of State of Goa

Goa is located in the western region of India. The state shares its border with the Arabian Sea to the west, Maharashtra to the north and Karnataka to the south and the east. Languages spoken are Konkani, Marathi, Portuguese, Hindi and English. Goa’s administrative headquarters are located at Panaji (the state capital) and Margao. The state has two districts: North Goa and South Goa. Goa has a tropical climate, with a monsoons lasting from June to September. Due to its long coastline, the weather is hot and humid for the rest of the year.

Agriculture is one of the important economic activities in Goa. The region endowed with wide range of land forms, water bodies and climate has potential for cereals and plantation crops, fruits, vegetables, flowers, dairying, poultry, piggery, rabbitry and fishery. The soils are red latertic in hilly part and alluvial along the coast. Rice is the principal crop of the state.

Advantage Goa

•Availability of good natural port in Mormugao

•High Literacy Rate 89.95%

•Various Incentive Scheme for Industrial Growth

•Highest Per Capita Income in the Country

Economic Snapshot

  • At current prices, Goa’s Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) was Rs 771.72 billion (US$ 11.04 billion) in 2018-19.

  • The GSDP (in Rs) increased at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.08 per cent between 2011-12 and 2019-20.

  • Per Capita NSDP of the State at current prices was Rs. 4,67,998 in 2018-19, one of the highest in the country.

  • Growth of Per Capita NSDP in the Year 2018-19 was 10.9 per cent. 

  • According to the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DPIIT), FDI inflow into the state of Goa, between April 2000 and June 2019 was US$ 985 million.

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Spices Crops




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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/ 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

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