What are its advantages?  
  1. The primary objective of the MFPS is to provide state of the art infrastructure facilities for the food processing along the value chain from the farm to the market. It will include creation of infrastructure near the farm, transportation, logistics and centralized processing centers. The main feature of the Scheme is a cluster based approach. The scheme will be demand-driven, pre-marketed and would facilitate food processing units to meet environmental, safety and social standards.
  2. MFPS is expected to facilitate the achievement of the Vision 2015 of Ministry of Food Processing Industries to raise the processing of perishables in the country from the existing 6% to 20%, value addition from 20% to 35% and the share in global food trade from 1.5% to 3% by the year 2015
  3. The expected outcome is increased realization for farmers, creation of high quality processing infrastructure, reduction in wastage, capacity building of producers and processors and creation of an efficient supply chain along with significant direct and indirect employment generation.
  4. Food processing units participating in these Mega Food Parks on the behalf of their eligibility criteria will get Income Tax Relief, Exception from Excise Duty and Service Tax Exemption.
  1. Natural resources and abundant raw materials: Mansi in the middle of the proposed Cluster - one of the highest - Maize, Fruits, Vegetables, Dairy, Livestock, Honey, etc - producing Clusters in the country and occupies 62.2% of Area under cultivation for Maize, 80% of Rabi Maize of Bihar is grown in this cluster.
  2. Barauni - Guwahati Rail Alignment: This rail alignment provides easy rail access to Mansi and is the most crucial Rail - Road Link between North - Eastern Bihar to the rest of Bihar
  3. The location already has a proposal for a Logistics Park / Inland Container Depot / Dry Port with a Rail Terminal.
  4. Man Power Cost Advantage & peaceful labour environment: Cost to a company for Human resources is cheaper and greater savings potential for the Executive levels.
  5. Logistics & Infrastructure connectivity: Proposed Logistics Park having Dry Port and Inland Container Depot, besides Rail Siding Facility - adjacent to the MFP location
  1. Abundant Land with CPC, PPC and CC Facilities: The core processing facilities would be located in 70 acres of land as a central area at Manshi, Khargia with processing plants spread over peripheral areas. Ideally we are serving as a cluster of about ten districts including Khagaria, Begusarai, Madhepura, Samastipur, Darbhanga, Saharsa, Supaul, Bhagalpur, Katihar and Purnia
  2. World Class Infrastructure: The world class common infrastructure required for processing, packaging, environmental protection systems, quality control labs, trade facilitation centers, etc. World class facilitating infrastructure with dedicate 20 MW Power Station.
  3. Opex System: Pristine Mega Food Park is providing an opex concept, where entrepreneur or investor and can set-up their units without any further investment on land, electricity and other primary resources.
  4. Plug and Play Approach: Built area in form of ready-to-move-in offices, sheds and warehouses so just plug and play.
  5. In-house Quality Control and R&D Centres and In-house Agro malls and Farmer Support Centres
  6. Abundant water & power supply
  7. Strong backward linkage with 10 Primary Processing Centres (PPCs) & 40 Collection and Mobile Collection Centres (CCs & MCCs)
  8. Logistics Park having Dry Port and Inland Container Depot, besides Rail Siding Facility - adjacent to the MFP location
  1. Bihar Value Proposition: Bihar is the 2nd / 3rd largest Maize producer in the country and contributes to more than 6 months total requirement of raw maize for the maize processing industries in India
    • Ranks 3rd in the production of Vegetables in the Country
    • Ranks 7th in the production of Fruits in the Country
    • Largest Producer of Okra and 2nd Largest Producer of Cabbage in India
    • Largest Producer of Litchi & Guava in India
  2. Bihar Government Benefits:
    • Stable and supportive political environment.
    • The Bihar Government to set up the mega food parks in a public-private-partnership (PPP) mode. The state government would give a subsidy and Policy Initiatives for developers and food processing units.