Odisha Food Processing Policy, 2016

Objective & Strategy

The Odisha Food Processing Policy, 2016 aims to increase the flow of investments in the sector across the value chain from farm to market, increase self life and reduce wastage of farm produce. The Policy provides fiscal & non fiscal incentives, infrastructure development, skill development, cluster approach for development of the sector. The Policy also aims creation of infrastructure, such as Warehouses, Cold Storage,Primary Processing Centres etc. along with an enabling ecosystem.

Nodal Agency

MSME Department has been designated as the nodal agency for administration the Policy

Ease of doing business
  • Single window clearance system with a clear timelines for project approvals and guidance
  • Online system for submission of application forms for various clearances and tracking of the application
  • Development of Agri Export Zones (AEZ) for food processing industries
  • Setting up of common facility centers in identified clusters
  • Exclusive industrial clusters/parks for food processing industries at strategic locations
Skill Development
  • Assistance for creation of infrastructure facilities for running Degree/Diploma/Certificate courses in Food Processing Technology
  • Assistance for conducting Entrepreneurship Skill Development Programme (ESDP)
Assistance to Reefer Vehicles

Financial assistance in the form of credit linked back ended subsidity @35% of the cost of standalone New Reefer Vehicle(s)/Mobie pre-cooling van(s) up to a maximum of Rs.25 lakh shall be provided for carrying & transporting both Horticultural & non-Horticultural produce.

Financial Incentives
Capital investment subsidy
  • 25% of capital investment made in plant & machinery up to a maximum of Rs. 2 crore for General Food Processing Enterprise
  • 33% of capital investment made in plant & machinery up to a maximum of Rs. 3 crore for SC,ST, Women Enterprise & Enterprise set up in Industrially Backward Districts including KBK
  • 50% of capital investment made in plant & machinery up to a maximum of Rs. 4 crore for State-of-the-art NABL acceredited Food Testing Laboratories to be set up in PPP mode at locations other than Cuttack, Berhampur & Bolangir
Assistance to Urban Local Bodies for Moderrnization of Meat Shop
  • 35% of cost of machinnery/equipment and technical civil works and other eligible items up to a miximum of Rs.5 lakh for General Area
  • 50% of cost of machinnery/equipment and technical civil works and other eligible items up to a miximum of Rs.5 lakh for Industrially Backward Districts including KBK
Assistance for setting up Mega Food Park/Sea Food Park/State Food Park
  • Upto 20% of the project cost (excluding cost of land) as approved by Competent Authority subject to limit of Rs.15 crore to Special Purose Vehcle (SPV) promoting Mega Food Park/Sea Food Park/State Food Park

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