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Food Processing Opportunities in Jharkhand

Food Consultant for Jharkhand

Scenario of State of  Jharkhand

The landlocked state of Jharkhand shares its borders with Bihar in the north; Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in the west; Odisha in the south; and West Bengal in the east and acts as an entry point to Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal.

State is Endowed with a favorable climatic condition and 6 horticultural sub-zones conducive to cultivation of diversity of horticulture crops–Rank 5 in production of Litchi, Ladyfinger, Peas; Among top 10 states in production of Cabbage, Beans, Jackfruit, Pulses.

Jharkhand has a high yield in the production of food crops such as paddy and pulses and offers opportunities to exploit the market for agro-forestry products, cashew processing, medicinal plants processing, honey production and production of milk and meat products.

Jharkhand’s Conducive climate enables round the year cultivation of core crops such as cauliflower and cabbage. The State has about 1.8 mn tons of high quality surplus vegetable produce as an average in a year

Advantage Jharkhand

  • Strategic location as the gateway to Eastern India and SAARC nations

  • Availability of skilled and semi skilled labor

  • Various Incentive Scheme for Industrial Growth

  • Large scale production of organic vegetables and spices

Key Production Highlights of Jharkhand

Largest Producer : Rank 5 in Production of Litchi, Lady Finger, Okra and Peas. Rank 6 in Production of Cabbage and Beans. Rank 8 in Production of Jack fruit.


  • 2 Food Parks.

  • 28 Industrial Areas.

  • 1 ICD.

  • 3 Airport

Economic Snapshot

  • Nominal Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of the state for the year 2019-20 is  Rs 3.30 trillion at current prices.

  • The state’s GSDP increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.06 per cent as on 2018-19.

  • Jharkhand share in total export from India was 0.37% valued US$ 977.72 Million in 2019 (Apr-Dec).

  • Per Capita Income INR 76019 in FY 2018-19.

  • According to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the cumulative FDI inflow in Jharkhand and Bihar from April 2000 to December 2018 is US$ 113 million.

Anchor 1

Horticulture Crops






•Okra/ Lady Finger


Spices Crops



Agriculture Crop




•Tur (Pulses)

Anchor 2

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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