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Food Processing Opportunities in Telangana

Food Consultant for Telangana

Scenario of State of Telangana

In June 2014, Telangana was introduced as the 29th state of the India, Hyderabad is the capital of the state. Telangana is situated on the Deccan Plateau.

Telangana is endowed with bountiful resources with good soil, diversified cropping pattern and major irrigation systems fed by rivers including Godavari and Krishna. The state’s climate is well suited for horticulture and agri-research, thereby making the state the “seed bowl of IndiaTelangana is the largest producer of agro-products including grains such as Rice, Wheat, Ragi, Maize; fruits such as Citrus Limetta, Mango, Guava, Papaya, Pomegranate, Sugarcane; and vegetables such as Tomato, Onion, Carrot. Spices including Tamarind, Chilli and Turmeric are extensively grown. Poultry and animal meat is also available in abundance.

Advantage Telangana

  • Leading food producer- Rank 1 in production of Turmeric and Citrus Limetta ; Rank 3 in production of dried Chillies and Maize, Rank 3 in production of Eggs in India.

  • Youngest state with a very proactive Government and a progressive and transparent industrial policy.

  • Availability of robust infrastructure- 300MLD surplus industrial water supply (Mission Bhagiratha); power surplus (6.3% power in 2017-18); international airport; along with 4 mega food parks, 146 industrial parks, 27 SEZs, 2 agri-export zones.

  • Presence of leading food processors including ITC, MTR, Heritage, KRBL Limited etc. leading agriresearch institutions such as ICRISAT, and 10+ training institutions for food technology.

  • As per the Annual Survey of Industries- 2014-15, there are 3,967 registered food processing units in the state.

​​Key Production Highlights of Telangana

Largest Producer : Rank 1 in Production of Turmeric and Citrus Limetta. Rank 3 in Production of Dried Chillies. Among top 10 in total fruit production in India.

Meat : Rich Production of Egg and Meat.


  • 4 Mega Food Park.

  • 146 Industrial Parks

  • 27 SEZs.

  • 2 Agri Export Zones.

  • 2 Cold Chain Projects. 

  • 3 Airports

Economic Snapshot

  • At current prices, Telangana’s GSDP stood at Rs 8.67 trillion (US$ 126.81 billion) in 2018-19..

  • Between 2011-12 and 2018-19, GSDP of the state grew at a CAGR of 13.40 per cent.

  • Telangana’s per capita GSDP^ increased to Rs 204,666 (US$ 2,994) during 2018-19 from Rs 1,00,733 (US$ 2,101) in 2011- 12.

  • Average per capita GSDP rose at a CAGR of 10.66 per cent between 2011-12 and 2018-19

  • Telangana recorded $ 6150.20 Million worth of exports in 2019-20 (Apr-Dec), contributing 2.32% to India's net exports. 

  • According to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), cumulative FDI inflow** in Telangana from April 2000 to September 2019, totalled US$ 18.98 billion.

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Horticulture Crops

•Citrus Limetta

•Limes and Lemons



•Lady Finger



Spices Crops



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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