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Food Processing Opportunities in Odisha

Food Consultant for Odisha

Scenario of State of  Odisha

Odisha is located in the eastern region of India. The state shares its borders with West Bengal in the north-east, Jharkhand in the north, Andhra Pradesh in the south, Chhattisgarh in the west & the Bay of Bengal in the east.

Odisha has over 40% of its total land area under cultivation. This is comparatively more in the coastal districts of Odisha i.e. Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Ganjam, Jajpur, Jagatasinghpur, Kendrapara, Khurda, Nayagarh, Puri etc.

Odisha is a leading producer of Bengal Quince, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato and Niger Seed in India. Other prominent produces of Odisha are Paddy, Black gram, Castor Seeds and Jute. Odisha also has a strong and upcoming fisheries sector, the state is among the highest fish producing states.

Advantage Odisha

  • Odisha is one of the leading vegetables, plantation crops and rice producing States of the country.

  • Odisha is among the top three cashew producing states of India.

  • With a coast line of 480 km, Odisha is 4th in India in shrimp production.

  • Government of Odisha plans to augment the growth of food processing from 0.7% to 10% by 2017 and 25% by 2025 opening up large scale investment opportunities.

  • Odisha has a up to date social, physical and industrial infrastructure. The state government has been undertaking various infrastructural projects to boost the infrastructure of the state. As per Budget 2019-20, Rs 400 crore (US$ 57.23 million) has been allocated for the railway infrastructure development. § Under Budget 2019-20, Rs 1300 crore (US$ 186 million) provided under Road Development Programme.

  • There are 66 regulated market committees and around 600 markets and sub-market yards in the state. 10 markets have been integrated with e-NAM.

​​Key Production Highlights of Odisha

Largest Producer : Among the top 3 cashew producing states of India. One of the leading vegetables, plantation and Rice producing states of the country.

Meat : Odisha is 4th in India in Shrimp Production.


  • 2 Mega Food Parks.

  • 86 Industrial areas.

  • 1 Agri Export Zone.

  • 126 Cold Storage and Fish units

  • 1 Inland Container Depots with CFS.

  • 1 Airport.

Economic Snapshot

  • Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) expanded at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.1 per cent to Rs 5.41 Trillion in 2019-20.

  • Odisha recorded US$ 5585.39 Million worth of exports in 2019-20 (Apr-Jan), contributing close to 8.2% to India's net exports.

  • Per Capita Income INR 93,353 in FY 2018-19.

  • According to the DPIIT, cumulative FDI inflows in the state during April 2000 to September 2019 stood at US$ 592 million.

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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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