Zoram Mega Food Park - Mizoram

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : May 6, 2022, 11:11

Zoram Mega Food Park is a holistic project that provides services and infrastructure for food processing along the value chain to increase value addition and reduce waste.

Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the Union Minister of Food Processing Industries in the Indian government, opened the Zoram Mega Food Park Ltd in Kolasib, Mizoram, on July 20, 2020. The initiative is the earliest of its kind in Mizoram, intending to foster a long-term food processing business in the northeastern state.

About Zoram Mega Food Park

Zoram Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) formed by Mizo entrepreneurs to develop a food park in Khamrang under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) of the Government of India's Mega Food Parks Scheme (MFPS).

The Food Park is situated in Khamrang village in Mizoram. It takes up 55 acres of land.

Zoram Mega Food Park is estimated to cost Rs 75 crore to construct. Over 25,000 farmers are projected to gain directly from it, and the goal was to employ over 5,000 people in the region. The project is now functioning and is being built in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Atmanirbhar Bharat Campaign.

It is near National Highway 54 and is planned to become an important milestone for the processing and storage of a wide range of goods, spices, fruits, and vegetables grown in the region.

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Zoram Mega Food Park Objective

The initiative is projected to help residents not only in Mizoram but also in Assam's neighbouring regions. The goal is to offer remunerative prices to the farmers and value for money for the consumers by providing essential channels for forwarding links to minimise the length of the supply chain, eliminate intermediaries, and reduce risk.

Mizoram's Zoram Mega Food Park also intends to boost direct and indirect revenue production in food manufacturing and related industries. It is a place for Mizoram's food processing entrepreneurs to start and build their businesses.

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Zoram Mega Food Park Significance

In the CPC (Core Processing Centre) and PPC (Primary Processing Centre) catchments, the Zoram Mega Food Park (MFP) would give direct and indirect employment to 5,000 people and help about 25,000 farmers.

The Park is also planned to leverage an additional investment of around Rs 250 crore in roughly 30 food processing facilities, resulting in an annual turnover of around Rs. 450-500 crores.

Thanks to its abundant agricultural and horticultural products, it will help the North-East Region realise its potential as a global organic destination.

The Zoram Mega Food Park was built at the cost of Rs 75 crore. An extra investment of over Rs 250 crore in the Park's around 30 food processing units is expected, resulting in annual revenue of around Rs 450-500 crores.

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FAQs on Zoram Mega Food Park

Q.1. In which state did the Zoram Mega Food Park debut?

Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the Union Minister of Food Processing Industries in the Government of India, opened the Zoram Mega Food Park Ltd in Kolasib, Mizoram, on July 20, 2020. It is the first of its kind in Mizoram to foster a long-term food processing business in the northeastern state.

Q.2. What was the estimated construction cost for Zoram Mega Food Park?

The Zoram Mega Food Park was estimated to cost Rs 75 crore to construct.

Q.3. How many people are expected to receive employment because of Zoram Mega Food Park?

In the CPC (Core Processing Centre) and PPC (Primary Processing Centre) catchments, the Zoram Mega Food Park (MFP) would give direct and indirect employment to 5,000 people and help about 25,000 farmers.

Q.4. What does the Zoram Mega Food Park aim to do?

Mizoram's Zoram Mega Food Park also intends to boost direct and indirect revenue production in food manufacturing and related industries.

Q.5. How much area Zoram Mega Food Park is built upon?

Zoram Mega Food Park takes up 55 acres of land.