The key objectives of the scheme are
- To reduce wastage of perishables
- Raise processing of food items from 6% to 20%
- Increase india’s share in Food processing from 1.5% to 3%
The Mega Food Park Project: then and now
When the scheme was launched in 2008, 42 Mega Food Parks were to be established by 2015. However allotment to 17 players had got cancelled due to various reasons. In March 2015, these 17 parks were allocated to new players including state governments and private firms. Currently only 6 Mega Food Parks are operational in India including JANGIPUR MEGA FOOD PARK in West Bengal.