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Zoram Mega Food Park: Mizoram

21st July, 2020 Prelims

Zoram Mega Food Park: Mizoram

  • Set up under Mega food Park Scheme.
  • First food park in Mizoram.
  • Central government provides subsidy to establish the food park.

Mega Food Park Scheme:

  • Provide a mechanism to link agricultural production to the market by bringing together farmers, processors and retailers.
  • Ensure maximizing value addition, minimizing wastage, increasing farmer’s income and creating employment opportunities.
  • Based on “Cluster” approach
  • Envisages creation of state of art support infrastructure in a well-defined agri / horticultural zone for setting up of modern food processing units in the industrial plots
  • Consist of supply chain infrastructure including collection centres, primary processing centres, central processing centres, cold chain and around 25-30 fully developed plots for entrepreneurs to set up food processing units.
  • Implemented by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which is a Body Corporate registered under the Companies Act.