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Food Processing Opportunities in Manipur

Food Consultant for Manipur

Scenario of State of  Manipur

Manipur is situated in the eastern-most corner of Northeast India. The state shares borders with other north-eastern states of Nagaland, Mizoram & Manipur & the neighbouring country of Myanmar. Depending on the altitude of the hill ranges, the climatic condition varies from tropical to sub-alpine.

Among fruits, Banana, Pineapple and Citrus take a major share in area and production. The other fruits which are grown in sizeable area are Guava, Papaya etc. Banana is native to this region (Tamenglong). Pineapple is mostly grown on hill slopes as rainfed crop. Giant Kew and queen are the two leading varieties being grown.

Advantage Manipur

  • Gifted with suitable agro-climatic conditions

  • Various Incentive Scheme for Industrial Growth

  • Air India provides air cargo services at Imphal Airport.

  • Moreh town offers a feasible land-route between India & Myanmar.

Key Production Highlights of Manipur

Largest Producer : Leading producer of Bamboo in India. Kachai Lemon festival celebrated to promote investment in Geographical Indication.


  • State is having Mega Food Park, Nilakuthi Food Park, IID, EPIP, Trade Centers and Industrial Growth Centre.

Economic Snapshot

  • Manipur recorded US$ 0.92 Million worth of exports in 2019 (April-Dec).

  • According to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), cumulative FDI inflows into the northeast states, during April 2000 to June 2019, amounted to US$ 122 million.

  • At current prices, the GSDP has increased from Rs 129.15 billion (US$ 2.69 billion) in 2011-12 to Rs 258.70 billion (US$ 3.76 billion) in 2018-19..

  • The GSDP growth of the state is expected at a CAGR of 10.43 per cent between 2011-12 and 2018-19.

  • Budgetary outlay for Agriculture has enhanced to Rs. 388 Crore in BE 2020-21.

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Horticulture Crops











Spices Crops



•Large Cardamom

Agriculture Crop




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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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