JHARKHAND INDUSTRIAL POLICY 2012
OF AGRO-FOOD PROCESSING BASED INDUSTRIES
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.
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
(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
(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
(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.
facility envisaged in this policy shall be admissible.
Mandi Fee (Market Fee) would be charged on notified agriculture produce
purchased for use as raw material from outside the State by the food
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
(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
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
(c) Promotion of prawn
cultivation and ornamental fish may also prove to be an excellent economic
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.