·      Introduction

·      Objective

·      Strategy

·      Land

·      Mines

·      Water

·      Infrastructure

·      Human Resources Development

·      Skill Development

·      Entrepreneurship Development

·      Incubation Centre

·      Industrial Area Development Authority

·      Development of New Private Industrial Area

·      Industrial Corridor

·      Industrial Parks

·      Special Economic Zone

·      Cluster Development

·      Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)

·      Value Addition

·      Promotion of Sericulture, Handloom & Handicraft

·      Textile and Apparel

·      Promotion of Agro Food Processing based Industries

·      Automobile and Auto Components

·      Energy

·      Promotion of FDI

·      Information Technology / Bio Technology

·      Tourism

·      Film Industry

·      Export Promotion

·      Industrial Sickness

·      Industrial Finance

·      Incentives & Concession

·      Expansion / Modernisation / Diversification

·      General Provisions

·      Date of Production

·      Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

·      Facilitation

·      Monitoring & Review

·      Power of the State Government

·      Annexure – I

·      Annexure – II

·      Abbreviation




22.1    Jharkhand has diverse agro climatic conditions suitable for the cultivation of a wide range of agricultural and horticultural crops. It has a progressive farming community who are involved in organic farming, horticulture and floriculture. With cheap labour and other inputs and its proximity to industrial and urban centres of West Bengal and Orissa, Jharkhand is an ideal place for value addition in these activities. The thrust needed is to focus on food processing and preservation to create more off farm jobs, bring greater value addition and increase the income of rural workforce and farmers.

22.2    (a)  Several Departments of Government of India (including Department of Food Processing Industries, Rural Development, Commerce & Industry, MSME, Agriculture etc.) directly or through agencies such as APEDA provide support to various elements of the value chain through existing programmes & Schemes.

            (b) The State Government may help private investors in developing end to end integrated project in agro industry / food processing value chain by providing a convergence of all existing schemes.

            (c) The State Government may provide viability gap funding or other necessary help if required.

            (d) The help of international funding agencies like World Bank, ADB and IFAD may also be taken.

            (e) Dovetailing these may be ideal for maximising support and knowledge.

22.3    Besides agriculture, horticulture and floriculture, there is a scope for promotion of pisciculture by promoting reservoir, fisheries and concept of matsya mitra and fish cooperative with the help of NFVD and State Government.  Cultivation of prawn and ornamental fish and organised fish marketing may be a good venture for MSME.

22.4    The State has excellent potential to develop poultry, piggery, goatery and dairy in organised sector by ensuring the participation of rural population in the form of cooperatives, Self Help Groups etc.  Adequate animal health facility, artificial insemination, marketing network and refrigeration & storage facility for dairy product along with other products has to be provided.

22.5.1 (a) A Food Park is an agri / horticultural processing estate developed for individual processing units with support infrastructure, including some common processing facilities and other services where needed, and linked with a well established supply chain both inside and outside the estate.

            (b) Food parks would enable particularly small and medium enterprises to attain viability by sharing the cost of major common facilities such as R&D, cold storages, warehousing, pack houses, laboratory for food testing and analysis, effluent treatment plant, common processing facilities, power, water supply etc. Very limited number of food parks is being sanctioned by Government of India. In view of this special request can be made to Government of India to increase the number of food parks in the State.

            (c) One Mega Food Park is being set up at Getalsud, Ranchi on an area of 56 acre where 32 food processing units are likely to be established with basic facilities such as roads, drainage, water connection, power and cold storage chains. Central processing unit at Getalsud will be linked to production centres at places like Lohardaga, Gumla, Hazaribagh, Patratu etc where primary processing will be done.

22.5.2 Food Parks may also be established on land acquired privately. Such parks will also be entitled for the same benefits as envisaged for other types of parks provided by the State under the Policy. Other terms and conditions of establishing the private food parks can be negotiated by the investor.

22.5.3 The developer of Food Park on Government land / IADA land will be allowed to sub-lease the land to other food processing industries in consultation with Government / IADA.

22.5.4 (a) MSME cluster will be promoted under specific crop e.g. cashew, mango, jack fruits etc.

            (b) The MSME cluster will have a common facility centre providing necessary infrastructure for storage of produce, grading, processing and packaging, cold storage extension and information counter. This would act as aggregation point for large processing units.

            (c) It will be developed in SPV mode as envisaged in MSME cluster schemes.

22.5.5 Promotion of setting up of new cold chain / cold storage or upgradation of existing facilities may be aggressively promoted under NHM where subsidies are available up to 55% in schedule area and 40% in non schedule areas. Quality power at agricultural rate will be provided to cold storage / cold chain facilities for five years.

22.5.6 (a) APMC will promote upgradation of storage capacity of their existing godowns. APMC may enter into joint venture or PPP mode for the development of accredited warehouse facility / quality warehouse / cold storage / grading, sorting, packing facilities for the farmers in their market yards / land.

(b) Private investment for this on private land will be given an assistance of 25% of capital cost of facilities upto a maximum of Rs 50 lakh, as incentive, if similar incentive has not been availed under any other schemes of Government of India, State Government or other organization.

No other facility envisaged in this policy shall be admissible.

22.5.7 No Mandi Fee (Market Fee) would be charged on notified agriculture produce purchased for use as raw material from outside the State by the food processing industries.

22.5.8 Department of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry & Fisheries and Cooperative along with SAU, CFTRI, IHRI,  UAS, CIMAP, APEDA will promote necessary R & D support, skill development and entrepreneurship development among the farmers, investors and entrepreneurs. Detailed guidelines will be worked out by the Department.

22.6.1 (a) The State with its diversified agro-climatic conditions is well suited for the development of horticulture-based economy. It has total production of 37.7 lakh MT horticulture produce out of which 20.77 lakh MT is surplus.

            (b) The National Horticulture Mission (NHM) and National Mission on Micro irrigation besides several other initiatives have helped in improving production and productivity continuously.

            (c) Efforts are being made to increase the productivity of fruits (from 9.8 tonnes per hectare to national average of 11.9 tonnes per hectare) by necessary technological inputs and practices.

22.6.2 Entrepreneurship development programme with focus on this sector will be specially designed and implemented in consultation with the Deptt. of Agriculture-Horticulture & AHD and agriculture , biotechnology / management institutes and experts. Technical and Management experts in related area including bio-technology will also be involved.

22.6.3 (a) Enterprises using local agro raw material and allied agricultural activity produce will get preference in land allotment by IADAs.

            (b) Food processing industries will be declared as seasonal industry wherever necessary and thus will be eligible to get relief from minimum electricity charges during the closure (non-seasonal) period.

22.7    Urban local bodies and State Marketing Board can extend necessary help in development of meat markets in hygienic and clean conditions.

22.8    Establishment and revival of Becon factory under PPP mode will also help the growth of this sector.

22.9    (a) Fish cultivation has emerged as one of the major income generation activity in the State. The fish production has increased from 14,000 MT to 72,000 Mt in last 10 years. It could be achieved with help of the State Government and involvement of Matsya Mitra- a voluntary body, in quality seed production which has increased from 9.0 crore to 67 crore in last 10 years. This concept of Matsya Mitra has been accepted by NIRD as the most innovative concept and one of the best practices. There are 3600 Matsya Mitra in the State and about 24000 families are dependent on fishing activity for their livelihood.

            (b)  Dedicated site may be developed by Jharkhand State Marketing Board, Urban & Rural local bodies etc. for the fish farmers with adequate infrastructure e.g. water, light, waste disposal etc.

            (c) Promotion of prawn cultivation and ornamental fish may also prove to be an excellent economic activity.

22.10 The meat sector in the State is pre-dominantly unorganized. There are no modern abattoir and processing facilities in the State. In spite of a large livestock population, the meat industry in the State has not evolved to its potential.





















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