EoI for inviting proposals under the scheme for Creation of Backward & Forward Linkage has now been extended upto 31.05.2018 || EOI for inviting proposals under the Scheme for Creation of Infrastructure for Agro Processing Clusters last date 30.06.2018 by 5:00 PM || Punjab is know as the || Single window clearances for industries || Food Processing has been identified as one of the thrust sectors || Freezing of power tariff @ Rs. 5 per unit for five years || Investment subsidy by reimbursing 100% of net State GST for 10 years with cap of 125% of FCI || 100 % electricity duty exemption for 7 years || 100 % exemption/reimbursement of stamp duty on purchase / lease of land and building || 100 % exemption from CLU/EDC || 100 % reimbursement of all taxes and fees paid for purchase of raw material for food processing units upto 10 years || 100% exemption from Property Tax for 10 years || Cutting & sorting to be treated as green industry.

Why Invest in Punjab


Major Producer of Food Grains, Fruits and Vegetables


Exceptionally Well Connected, having Over 2000 Km of Rail Lines, 95,000 Km of Highways and 3 Airports. Located in Close Proximity to India’s National Capital Region


33 Mega Agro Projects, Three Mega Food Parks, Four Agro Food Parks, 5 Districts designated as Agro Export Zones and 12 Cold Chain Projects

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. Wheat Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, SBS Nagar, Rupnagar, SAS Nagar, Patiala, Sangrur, Ludhiana
2. Paddy Kapurthala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Moga, Faridkot, Muktsar, Bathinda
3. Barley Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Fazilka, Ludhiana
4. Potato Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Ludhiana
5. Sweet Orange/ Kinnow Sangrur, Barnala, Muktsar, Bathinda, Mansa, Ferozepur
6. Cauliflower Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Fazilka
7. Sugarcane Gurdaspur, Kapurthala, SBS Nagar, Rupnagar, Patiala
8. Honey Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Fazilka
9. Milk Ludhiana, Amritsar, Taran, Taran, Sangaur, Gurdaspur, Moga, SBS Nagar, Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Fatehgarh Sahab

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

S. No. Category Districts
1. Rice Mills Amritsar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Sangnur, Batala, Ferozpur, Kapurthala
2. Fruits & Vegetables Processing Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Rupnagar, Sangrur
3. Milk Processing Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Moga, Patiala, Sangnur, Fatehpur Sahab
4. Meat Processing Barnala, Jalandhar
5. Kinnow/ Sweet Orange Fazilka, Hoshiarpur
6. Snacks Processing Moga, Patiala, Sangnur
7. Potato Processing Fatehgarh Sahib, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Sangrur

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 Area(Ha) Contact Details
Mega Food Park
1. International Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. Ferozepur Multi products 4.45 Mr. Simarinder Singh ( xecutive Director) Email: simar@iffpil.com
2. Punjab Agro Industries Corp. Ltd. Ludhiana Multi products 8.5 Vikas Garg, IAS, MD Email: mail@punjabagro.org.in
3. The Sukhjit Starch & Chemicals Ltd. Kapurthala Multi products 8.9 Email: sukhjit@sukhjitgroup.com
Industrial Parks
1. Industrial Growth Center Bathinda Engineering, Food Processing 66 Sh. Rajat Agarwal, IAS. Email:md@psiec.in
2. Industrial Growth Center Pathankot Food Processing 66 Sh. Rajat Agarwal, IAS. Email: md@psiec.in
6. Export Industrial Park Dhandhari Kalan Food Processing 28.7 Email: info@fisme.org.in

Key Production Statistics

State Govt Initiatives

Ease of Doing Business

  • Single window approval facilitating easier approval of investment applications 
  • Time bound single-window clearance for units being set up in Food Processing industry
  • Guidance to investors on Government policies and programmes

Policy Incentives

  • Hundred per cent exemption from payment of stamp duty, mandi fee, rural development fee and infrastructure development fee on Basmati Rice, Maize, Wheat and Fruit & Vegetables purchased and processed within the State
  • Exemption on electricity duty of upto 100 per centfor a period of 10 years from the commencement of operation
  • Exemption on property tax shall be available as: Ten years for Fixed Capital Incentive (FCI) for INR Ten Million to One Billion and for 12 years for FCI as more than INR One Billion 
  • Financial assistance up to 30 per cent of the fees paid to a recognized institution by an entrepreneur for acquiring technical know-how to establish or expand their units
  • Extensive agriculture extension services through the Punjab Agriculture Management and Extension Training institute
  • Assistance for preparation of project report for earning carbon credits


Key Players