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Food Processing Opportunities in Uttarakhand

Food Consultant for Uttarakhand

Scenario of State of Uttarakhand

The State of Uttarakhand was formed on 9th November 2000 as the 27th State of India, when it was carved out of northern Uttar Pradesh. Uttarakhand offers locational advantage due to its proximity to important market of National Capital Region and has excellent connectivity with its neighboring states. The State is the highest temperate fruit producer. Various Fruits like Apples, Cherries, Pears, Plums and Apricots etc are produced providing prospective entrepreneurs an opportunities to tap into the segment. Uttarakhand’s favourable agro-climatic conditions with 4 agro-climatic zones enables cultivation of a multitude of crops, vegetables and fruits round the year. State is well known for its production of Peaches, Plums, Walnut, Pears and Apple.

Advantage Uttarakhand

  • The State also runs two Government food science training centres (one in Ramnagar, Nainital (District) and other in Kotdwar, Pauri (District)) which provide under graduate Diploma courses in three trades of food processing, 49 Government Food Preservation cum Training Centres, a Bee Keeping Training Centre at Jeolikote, Nainital (District), a Mushroom Training Centre at Jeolikote, Nainital (District)

  • Uttarakhand has robust Infrastructure available in the State, including two Mega Food Parks and Seven Industrial Parks / Growth Centres

  • Uttarakhand is a State with Plentiful Natural Resources, Agriculture and Horticulture Produce, with over 510 Food Processing Units, the State sees an Investment of Rs. 1,000 Crore Annually.

  • Also, 11 Food Processing Projects worth Rs. 108.73 Crore have been approved by MIDH in Uttarakhand till last year.

​​Key Production Highlights of Uttarakhand

Largest Producer : Rank 1 in Production of Pear, Plum, Peaches. 2nd highest producer of Walnut. 3rd Highest producer of Apple.

Climate : 4 Favorable agri-climate zones enables cultivation of multiple crops round the year


  • 2 Food Parks.

  • 7 Industrial Estates/ Growth Centres.

  • 2 Inland Container Depots.

  • 2 Domestic Airports.

Economic Snapshot

  • Budget Allocation of INR 442 Crore for Industries. (State Budget Estimate 2020-21 Dep of Finance, Gov. of Uttarakhand).

  • Budgeted allocation of INR 394 Crore for Horticulture Development. (State Budget Estimate 2020-21, Dep of Finance, Gov. of Uttarakhand).

  • According to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), the cumulative FDI inflows, during April 2000 to June 2019, stood at around US$ 698 million.

  • GSDP of the state stood at INR 2,37,147 Million (3.34 bn USD) with a growth rate of 10.34% (FY 2018-19).

  • Total exports from the state stood at US$ 2.35 billion during 2018-19 and reached US$ 1.44 billion during April-September 2019.

  • Per Capita Income (INR) 1,98,738 in FY 2018-19.

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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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