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Food Processing Opportunities in Jammu And Kashmir

Food Consultant for Jammu And Kashmir

Scenario of State of  Jammu And Kashmir

A vast natural resource base has enabled J&K to develop land for cultivating major fruits. The state’s share in the overall apple production in India is approx. 74 per cent. with the overall production of apples in the state reaching around 1.726 million MT.

The State is the highest temperate fruit producer. Various Fruits like Apples, Cherries, Pears, Plums and Apricots etc are produced providing prospective entrepreneurs an opportunities to tap into the segment. The Demand for Saffron, Red Chillies and Cumin produced in J& K is world over. There is ample scope for setting up of processing units based on them. Walnuts and almonds are the major dry fruits produced in the State. Both the nuts offers high potential for processing & export..

Advantage Jammu And Kashmir

  • Available Food Processing Infrastructure, Food Park, Agri Export Zones etc.

  • Availability of Natural Resources

  • Various Incentive Scheme for Industrial Growth

  • Rich Labor Pool

Key Production Highlights of  Jammu And Kashmir

Largest Producer : Rank 1 in Production of Apple, Walnut and Cherry. State known for great Saffron Producer due to its quality.

Climate : 3 Favorable agri-climate zones and a vast natural resources base suitable for cultivating major crops.


  • 3 Food Parks.

  • 10 Industrial Estates.

  • 2 Agro Export Zones.

Economic Snapshot

  • Budget Allocation of INR 1,386 Crore for Agriculture Production. Budgeted allocation of INR 468 Crore for industries and commerce (State Budget Estimate 2020-21, Dep of Finance, Gov. of J&K).

  • The state is a major exporter of walnut & its international market share is about 7%.

  • According to the DIPP, cumulative FDI inflows, during April 2000 to December 2017, were valued at US$ 6 million.

  • In 2017-18, J&K’s NSDP is around Rs 1.19 trillion (US$ 18.51 billion). The state’s NSDP increased at a CAGR (in Rs) of 10.02% from 2011-12 to 2017-18.

  • At current prices, GSDP of J&K was Rs 1.41 trillion (US$ 21.86 billion) in 2017-18. The state’s GSDP grew at a CAGR of 10.30%, during 2011-12 to 2017-18

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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

  • Whole and ground Spices

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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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