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Food Processing Opportunities in Nagaland

Food Consultant for Nagaland

Scenario of State of  Nagaland

Nagaland is located in the Northeast of India. The state is surrounded by Myanmar in the east, Arunachal Pradesh in the north, Assam in the west and Manipur in the south. Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchung, Tuensang, Wokha, Mon and Zunheboto are some of the key cities in the state.

Paddy, maize, sugarcane, potato and tea are grown on a large scale in the state. Nagaland has basically an agricultural economy. Over 70% of the population is dependent on agriculture. The main crops are rice, millet, maize and pulses. Cash crops like sugarcane and potato are also becoming popular. Coffee, cardamom and tea are grown as plantation crops in Nagaland.

Advantage Nagaland

  • 79% Area under Horticulture Plantation 

  • Literacy Rate 79.55%

  • Various Incentive Scheme for Industrial Growth

  • Institutions for Food Processing Training Centre

Key Production Highlights of Nagaland

Largest Producer :  State producing hottest chilli of the world called Naga King Chilli. One of the largest pig producing state.


  • 1 Mega Food Park.

  • 15 Industrial Areas

  • 1 EPIP

  • 2 Cold Storage

  • 1 Airport

Economic Snapshot

  • At current prices, the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Nagaland was about Rs 0.24 trillion (US$ 3.74 billion) in 2017-18.

  • Nagaland’s GSDP increased at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of around 11.83 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.

  • Total exports from the state stood at US$ 2.78 million during 2018-19 and US$ 2.40 million in FY20*.

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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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