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Food Processing Opportunities in Mizoram

Food Consultant for Mizoram

Scenario of State of  Mizoram

Mizoram shares borders with other north-eastern states of Manipur, Tripura and Assam and neighbouring countries of Bangladesh & Myanmar. Mizoram occupies an importance strategic position having a long international boundary of 722 Kms.

The State’s economy is pre-dominantly agricultural with more than 60% of the total work force engaged directly or indirectly in agriculture. Aizawl district, capital of Mizoram has feasibility and scope for cultivation of wide variety of crops. The staple food crop is paddy (rice), maize is secondary. Wide range of fruits, vegetables, spices, oilseeds and pulses are grown. There are plenty of grasslands, wherein livestock rearing is possible due to naturally available fodder.

Advantage Mizoram

  • With improving road, rail & air connectivity

  • High Literacy Rate 91.33%

  • Various Incentive Scheme for Industrial Growth

  • Bamboo forests cover 3,267 square kilometre

  • Bordering Myanmar & Bangladesh

Key Production Highlights of Mizoram

Largest Producer : 2nd largest producer of Strawberry in India. Largest producer of flowers (loose) in North-East India. 2nd largest producer of bamboo in North-East India.


  • 1 Mega Food Park.

  • 13 Industrial Area.

  • 1 Airport

  • 2 Cold Chains Project

Economic Snapshot

  • An allocation of  2790.83 crore (` 2548.72 crore from Revenue section and `242.11 crore from Capital section) will be made for Economic Services Sector which forms 26.05% of the total Budget of 2020-21. This Sector comprises of Agriculture and allied Services, Rural Development, Irrigation and Flood Control, Industries and Mineral, Communication, Science & Technology, Environment, Civil Supplies, etc.

  • At current prices, the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Mizoram reached Rs 176.20 billion (US$ 2.73 billion) in 2017-18.

  • The state’s GSDP (in Rs) increased at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 15.93 per cent between 2011-12 and 2017-18.

  • According to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), FDI inflows to the Northeast states totalled to US$ 122 million from April 2000 to March 2019 and for Q1 FY20 FDI inflow stood at US$ 6 million.

Temples in Sunseet
Anchor 1

Horticulture Crops






•Bitter Gourd

Spices Crops




Agriculture Crop


•Rice Bean


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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