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Food Processing Opportunities in Maharashtra

Food Consultant for Maharashtra

Scenario of State of  Maharashtra

Maharashtra lies on the western coast of India. It is the third largest state in India, occupying approximately 9.4% of the country's total geographical area. The state is well connected to all the major markets with 4 international and 7 domestic airports, over 303,000 km of road network and 6,165 km of rail network. The state’s coastline of 720 km and presence of 55 ports facilitate about 22% of the total cargo transport in India. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), the largest container port in the country, is connected to 34 Container Freight Stations (CFS) and 46 Inland Container Depots (ICD).

The state is the largest producer of grapes in India and gives impetus to grape processing and wine industry. Agriculture is one of the major industries in Maharashtra. About 64% of population is engaged in agriculture.

Advantage Maharashtra

  • High share of about more than 13% in Indian Food Processing

  • High Consumer Purchasing Power, Urbanization etc.

  • Various Incentive Scheme for Industrial Growth

  • 90% of the wine industry in the country located in Maharashtra

Key Production Highlights of Maharashtra

Largest Producer : Nasik is known as Grape Capital of India, Largest Exporter of Grapes from India. 90% of wine is Manufactured in Maharashtra. Largest Contributor of India’s GDP.


  • 3 Mega Food Parks.

  • 32 Food Parks/ Industrial Areas

  • 50 Cold Chain Projects.

  • More than 10,000 companies in the food Processing sector hosting by Maharashtra

  • 5 Airports.

  • 9 inland container depots (ICDs).

Economic Snapshot

  • GSDP of the State stood INR 29.80 Trillion at current prices for the year 2019-20.

  • GSDP Growth rate 11% for the year 2019-20.

  • Maharashtra recorded $ 55,345.45 Million worth of exports in 2019 (Apr-Dec) contributing 22.06% to India's net exports.

  • FDI inflows of the state from the year 2000 to 2019 US$ 128.6 bn. (Inc. Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu).

  • Nominal GDP of the State will be 32.24 Trillion to the year 2020-21 according to the MOSPI...

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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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