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Food Processing Opportunities in Meghalaya

Food Consultant for Meghalaya

Scenario of State of  Meghalaya

Meghalaya is located in the Northeast of India. The state shares its border on the north and east with Assam and on the south and west with Bangladesh.

The important crops are potatoes, rice, maize, pineapples, bananas, papayas, spices, etc. Citrus fruits, pineapple, banana, papaya, plum, peach and apricot are the major fruits grown in Meghalaya. Turmeric, ginger, black pepper and bay leaves are the major spices cultivated here and the state is also promoting tea cultivation in selected areas. It’s noteworthy that the state has managed to achieve success in the cultivation of non-traditional crops like tea, cashew-nut, oilseeds, tomato, mushroom, wheat, etc.

Advantage Meghalaya

  • Meghalaya produce great  medicinal plants

  • Infrastructure Advantage like EPIP, Growth Centre, Industrial Area etc

  • Various Incentive Scheme for Industrial Growth

  • Wide area covered under Bamboo Forest

Key Production Highlights of Meghalaya

Largest Producer : Largest producer of Ginger and leading producer of Khasi Mandarin Oragne.


  • Turmeric produced in the state of Meghalaya is considered to be one of the best in the world as it contains 7.5% of curcumin.

Economic Snapshot

  • Meghalaya recorded US$ 35.82 Million worth of exports in 2019 (April-Dec).

  • According to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), FDI inflows to the North Eastern states during April 2000 to June 2019, stood at US$ 122 million.

  • At current prices, the Gross State Domestic Product of Meghalaya reached Rs 0.33 trillion (US$ 4.57 billion) in 2018- 19).

  • The state’s GSDP (in Rs) increased at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 7.19 per cent between 2011-12 and 2018-19.

  • The state’s per capita GSDP in 2018-19 was Rs 94,556 (US$ 1,310.55).

  • The per capita GSDP (in Rs) increased a CAGR of 4.73 per cent between 2011-12 and 2018-19

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Horticulture Crops







Spices Crops

•Bay Leaves


•Black Pepper


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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