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Food Processing Opportunities in Uttar Pradesh

Food Consultant for Uttar Pradesh

Scenario of State of Uttar Pradesh

The state falls under the influence area of key industrial corridors such as North-South and East-West (NS-EW) Corridor and several expressways and highways, conveniently connecting it with remote parts of the country. Twelve major rivers pass through the state including the Ganges, India's largest river. Uttar Pradesh has very fertile land and its economy is largely driven by agriculture. Uttar Pradesh is India’s largest milk-producer. The state is also a leader in the production of multiple food and horticulture crops such as wheat, sugarcane, potato and mango, among others. Noida-Greater Noida region in the state is home to eight operational IT SEZs. The state saw over 143,000 MSMEs and heavy industrial units set-up their base during the 12th five-year plan..

Advantage Uttar Pradesh

  • Availability of Robust Infrastructure

  • Various Incentive Scheme for Industrial Growth

  • Uttar Pradesh has the 3rd largest numbers of registered MSME in India

  • Availability of Raw Produce all around the year due to humid subtropical climate

​​Key Production Highlights of Uttar Pradesh

Largest Producer : Rank 1 in Production Food Grains, Milk, Sugarcane, Potato, Peas, Mango, Gooseberry, Aonla and Watermelon

Meat : State contributes 60% in India’s total Meat Export.


  • 3 Food Parks.

  • 52 Industrial areas.

  • 10 SEZs.

  • 4 Agri Export Zone.

  • 10 Inland Container Depots.

  • 6 Airports.

Economic Snapshot

  • Between 2011-12 and 2019-20, Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) expanded at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.79 per cent to Rs 15.80 trillion (US$ 226.04 billion).

  • Uttar Pradesh recorded $ 13.8 bn worth of exports in 2017-18, contributing close to 4.6% to India's net exports.

  • Per Capita Income US$ 825 in FY 2017-18.

  • According to the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), cumulative FDI inflows1 in Uttar Pradesh, during April 2000 to June 2019, amounted to US$ 698 million.

  • In 2019-20, state budget of Uttar Pradesh grew by 11.1 per cent, as compared with the state budget in 2018-19. The state government proposed an allocation of Rs 4,79,701.10 crore (US$ 69.63 billion) for various sectors of the state in 2019-20.

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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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