Second Largest Producer of Fruits such as Banana, Custard Apple, Indian Jujube (Ber) in India

Why Invest in Gujarat


Top Contributor to India’s Production of Groundnut, Papaya, Celery, Beans, Spices such as Fennel, Cumin etc.


Located on the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and Home to Large Sea Ports such as Kandla and Mundra (India’s Largest Private Port)


2 Major Food Parks, 14 SEZs 1

Source: Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture (2015-16)
Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture (2015-16)

S. No. Category Districts
1. Banana Anand, Vadodara, Bharuch, Narmada
2. Pearl Millet Banaskantha, Kheda, Bhavnagar, Anand
3. Mango Kutch, Surat, Navsari, Valsad
4. Papaya Kutch, Vadodara, Tapi
5. Fennel Surendranagar, Mehsana, Banaskantha, Patan
6. Milk Surendranagar, Mehsana, Banaskantha, Patan
7. Groundnut Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Bhavnagar,Junagarh
8. Tomato Banaskantha, Mahesena, Ahmadabad, Anand

Source: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India – Central and State License

S. No. Category Districts
1. Fish Processing Veraval, Bhavnagar
2. Kolkata Dal (pulse) milling, Cannel East Road,
3. Psyllium (Isabgol) Husk Processing Mahesena, Patan
4. Milk Processing Vadodara, Rajkot, Anand
5. Fruits & Vegetables Processing Ahmedabad- 2, Valsad
6. Bakery Products Amreli, Bharuch, Ahmedabad-1
7. Cereals Processing Gandhinagar, Anand, Bharuch
8. Rice Mills Ahmedabad, Surat
9. Prepared Foods Amreli, Bharuch, Mahesena

Source: Cold Chains: Ministry of Food Processing Industries (dated 31.08.2017)
Food / Industrial Park: Ministry of Food Processing Industries (Year -2015)

S. No. Industrial Park Location Type (Multi/ single product), ETC. Total Land Area Available(in Ha) Total Land Area (in Ha)
Mega Food Park
1. Fanidhar Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd Mahesana Multi products 31 31
2. Gujarat Agro Infrastructure Mega food Park Private Limited Surat Multi products 29 29
Industrial Estate
1. Nakhtrana Kutch Engineering, Food Processing 4.48 4.48

Key Production Statistics

State Govt Initiatives

Ease of Doing Business

  • One of the top 3 states in Ease of Doing Business as per the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion’s assessment of the states’ implementation of business reforms 2016 under Business Reforms Application Plan 
  • The single window clearance system of the State has several key advantages for investors including : a repository of Government schemes and policies promoting investment, accountability, traceability and transparency, online submission of forms for various clearances required for industry set-up, online tracking of application status, email alerts with application updates, online processing and approval of various applications by Government departments/organizations,  sector-specific information and a telephonic support centre

Policy Incentives

  • Back ended interest subsidy 7.5 per cent on term loans, with maximum of INR 1.5 crores for a period of 5 years for setting up/expansion/diversification of food units
  • Reimbursement of 50 per centstamp duty/registration fee paid on sale/lease/transfer of land
  • 100% reimbursement of stamp duty/registration fee for setting up of agro infrastructure projects
  • Reimbursement of 100 per cent of the electricity duty paid for a period of 5 years on a co-terminousbasis with power tariff subsidy
  • Subsidy of 25~40 per cent of actual sea freight, pegged at a maximum of INR 15 Lakhs per annum, for a maximum period of 5 years
  • Subsidy of 25~40 per cent of air freight paid, subject to a maximum INR 10 Lakhs per annum per unit granted for export of fresh or processed products from the cargo complex at Ahmedabad International Airport. In case of samples being sent, subsidy of 25 per cent of freight paid is available, with a maximum of INR 5 lakhs per annum
  • Assistance for contracts/approved research work from SME industrial enterprises to R&D institutes/technical colleges approved by AICTE
  • R&D institutions established by the State Government or with participation from Government of India are given assistance for equipment and machinery or modernization of existing labs or setting up of new labs
  • Additional subsidy of 1 per cent given to SC/ST, physically challenged, women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs below the 35 years of age.

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