Food Processing

Food Processing

• Major Fruit Crops are Pineapple, Jackfruit, Orange, Litchi, Cashew, Coconut and Mango.
• Pineapples and Oranges renowned for their unique flavour; and organic nature of produce.
• Major spices Ginger, Turmeric, Chilli.
• A Food Park has been set up at Bodhjungnagar (near Agartala) to provide the infrastructural facilities required for food processing industries.

The agro-climatic conditions are favourable for growing various fruit and horticultural crops. The products of Tripura are well known both on the table and in processed forms. There is scope for expansion of this sector under any specific variety.

A modern Food Park has been set up near Agartala, to give a fillip to this sector. A Modern Food Testing Lab (NABL Accredited), 1500 MT Cold Storage, Warehouse, Packhouse etc.facilities are available in the Food Park.

There is an ample scope for area expansion under organic spices cultivation in Tripura.Major spices include Ginger, Turmeric, Chilli, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Tezpatta, etc.

There is a vast potential for setting up of food processing units in the State. The State also has potential in the meat processing sector.

Mega Food Park:  The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has approved setting up of a Mega Food Park through a private developer. The State Government has made available about 50 acres of land at Tulakona (near Agartala) to the developer. The total project cost is about Rs. 87 crores, out of which grant from the Ministry of Food Processing is about Rs.50 crores. The work of the Mega food park project is nearing to completion though Plant & Machineries are yet to be received and installed. The SPV has invited application from the interested entrepreneurs for shed/land in order to start their unit at the designated food park.

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