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Food Processing Opportunities in Gujarat

Food Consultant for Gujarat

Scenario of State of Gujarat

Gujarat is located on the western coast of India and has the longest coastline of 1,600 km in the country. The state shares its borders with Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and the Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. The Arabian Sea borders the state both to the west and the south-west. Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhav-nagar and Jamnagar are some of the key cities of the state.

The state has a coast line of 1600 Km with many natural harbors and home to large ports like Kandla and Mundra (the largest private port in India) and is well connected to the rest of country.

Gujarat accounts for the largest share in the total investments in the food processing sector of India. Gujarat has 51 dairy plants, second highest in the country, besides known for its brand ‘Amul’.

Advantage Gujarat

•Gujarat contributes about a quarter to India’s goods exports

•longest coastline of 1,600 km in the country.

•Various Incentive Scheme for Industrial Growth

•Contribution of 7.75% share in the total milk production of India

•Approx. 200 APMC Market yards and sub market yards

Key Production Highlights of Gujarat

  • Gujarat is the Largest Processor of Milk in India.


  • Gujarat Ranks first in terms of total area covered under SEZ in India.

  • Gujarat had 20 Operational SEZ and 28 SEZ in pipeline.

  • 2 Mega Food Park.

  • 20 Agri Export Zones.

  • 560 Cold Storages and Fish Units

  • 42 Ports

  • State is having highest No. of Airport in India.

Economic Snapshot

  • At current prices, Gujarat’s GSDP* was about Rs 17.01 trillion (US$ 243.45 billion) during 2019-20.

  • The state’s GSDP grew at a CAGR of 13.53 per cent, during 2011- 12 to 2019-20.

  • According to the DPIIT, FDI inflows to Gujarat totalled US$ 23.18 billion from April 2000 to June 2019.

  • Up to October 2019, 367 investment intentions worth Rs 218,611 crore (US$ 31.28 billion) were filed in Gujarat.

  • Gujarat recorded US$ 54,329.65 Million worth of exports in 2019 (Apr-Dec), contributing 20.51% to India's net exports. 

  • Government of Gujarat allocated Rs. 7500 Crore towards Agriculture, Farmer Welfare and Cooperative related Activities in 2020-21 budget estimates.


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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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