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Food Processing Opportunities in Haryana

Food Consultant for Himachal Pradesh

Scenario of State of  Himachal Pradesh

The ‘state of apples’ , Himachal Pradesh is surrounded by Jammu and Kashmir on the North, Punjab and Chandigarh on the West, Haryana on the South West, Uttrakhand on the Southeast and by the Tibet autonomous region on the East. Agro-climatically the region is more suitable for growing off-season vegetables and temperate fruits. Four favorable agro-climatic zones– One of the largest producers of off-season vegetables (Capsicum, Tomato, Peas, Cabbage, Cucumber) and exotic fruits (Persimmon, Kiwi), Rank 2 in production of Apples and Almonds in the country. Presence of leading food processors including Minchy’s, Britannia, TATA , Cremica, ITC, PepsiCo, IFB Agro, Keventer, Bisk Farm, Nestle

Advantage Himachal Pradesh

  • Agriculture plays a significant role in the state’s economy. Himachal Pradesh has a robust food processing sector.

  • The state has a large base of skilled labour, making it a favourable destination for knowledge-based sectors. It also has a large pool of semi-skilled and unskilled labour. State is one of the leading producer of Off Season Vegetables.

  • The government has notified a slew of policies to attract more investors to the State. These policies make the process of investment in the State easier.

  • A number of industrial areas and food parks are available for investors keen on setting up food processing units in the state. The key food park in Himachal Pradesh. Enabling infrastructure with uninterrupted water supply, lowest power tariff in the country and strong hydropower base - availability of a rich labor pool with 82.8% literacy rate and no labor unrest.

  • Availability of food processing infrastructure- 1 dedicated mega Food Park, 12 cold chain projects, testing laboratory, land bank for industry.

Key Production Highlights of Himachal Pradesh

Largest Producer : Rank 1 in Production of  Capsicum and largest production of off season vegetable. Rank 2 in production of Apple and Almonds. Rank 3 in production of Walnut and peach. Rank 5 in Production of Kiwi.


  • 1  Mega Food Park.

  • 1 Agri Export Zone.

  • 12 Industrial Areas.

  • 12 Cold Chain Projects

  • 3 Airports.

  • 1 Inland Container Depot.

Economic Snapshot

  • Himachal Pradesh recorded $ 1.3 bn worth of exports in 2018-19, registering a growth of close to 8.3% over the previous year.

  • According to the Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT), during April 2000 to June 2019, FDI inflows in the state^ totaled to US$ 2.15 billion. During 2019 (up to October 2019), 12 investment intentions were filed in Himachal Pradesh with a proposed investment of Rs 279 crore (US$ 39.92 million).

  • Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) at current prices, is estimated at `1,53,845 crore in 2018-19 as against `1,38,351 crore in 2017-18 showing an increase of 11.2 Percent during the year.

  • The Per Capita Net National Income at current prices is estimated at ` 1,26,521 in 2018-19 against ` 1,15,293 for the previous year 2017-18.

  • By the year of 2018-19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing GVA grew at 2.4% at basic (2011-12) Prices.

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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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