KINFRA Mega Food Park, Palakkad
Sector specific project for the food processing sector being set up by KINFRA. The project is being implemented in accordance with the Mega Food Park Scheme (MFPS) of Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI), Govt. of India
Food Processing has been accorded the ‘Priority Sector Status’ by Government, both at the National and the State levels. At one end, it offers several opportunities for value addition of agro produces and thereby better income to farmers. Hence it holds tremendous scope to become an integral component of agricultural development. At the other end, food processing caters to a growing and immediate need of the consumers for partly processed, fully processed and ready to eat food, a type of demand triggered by fundamental societal changes.
KINFRA Mega Food Park Palakkad is a sector specific project for the food processing sector being set up by KINFRA. The project is being implemented in accordance with the Mega Food Park Scheme (MFPS) of Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI), Govt. of India. The estimated total project cost is Rs 119.02crores, with an assistance of Rs 50.00 crores from MOFPI.
Mega Food Park Scheme
Under the Mega Food Park Scheme, each project is assisted with a grant-in-aid support to the extent of 50% of eligible project cost, subject to a maximum amount of Rs 50.00 crores from MOFPI. The MFPS envisages setting up a three-tiered structure consisting of a (i) Centralized Processing Center (CPC) with infrastructure facilities for food processing activities involving higher-end value addition,; (ii) Primary Processing Centers (PPCs) with infrastructure facilities for pre-processing activities or lower-end food processing; and (iii) Collection Centers (CCs) for facilitating convenient collection of raw materials from farmers. The PPCs and CCs are located near to the farms and would be spread across the region from where the main raw materials for the Mega Food Park are targeted.The primary objective is to provide modern infrastructure facilities along the value chain from the farm to the market.
Backward Linkage in KINFRA Mega Food Park
The Project Zone for KINFRA Mega Food Park would extend over the region around PalakkadDistrict covering six other districts of Waynad, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur and Ernakulum.The majorraw materials identified for the KINFRA Mega Food Park include coconuts, spices (ginger, pepper, cardamom, turmeric, etc), fruits and vegetables (banana, pineapple, mango, jackfruit, tapioca, papaya, etc), cashew, paddy etc. In addition to raw material from the seven districts, raw materials from the Odachatram market in Tamil Nadu near to the Project Zone has also been taken into consideration to supplement the raw material base for the KINFRA Mega Food Park. The prospective units coming up in Mega Food Park are expected to be engaged in production of value-added products from above mentioned raw materials and they are expected to source their raw materials directly from the farmers in the Project Zone.
The project involves setting up of a Centralized Processing Center (CPC) (or Food Park with developed land for food processing industry)in an area of about 79.42 acres at Elapully and Pudussery villages near Walayar in Palakkad. The CPC is being provided with infrastructure facilities for food processing activities involving higher-end value addition.Besides,four Primary Processing Centers (PPCs) with infrastructure facilities for undertaking pre-processing activities are being set up at KINFRA Parks in Ernakulum (Mazhavanoor), Thrissur (Koratty), Malappuram (Kakkancherry) and Wayanad (Kalpetta). The Central Processing Centre and Primary Processing Centers would be supported by about 15 Collection Centers (CCs) in the Project Zone for facilitating convenient collection of raw materials from farmers.
Facilities at KINFRA Mega Food Park
The developed land in the CPC would be allotted as ready-to-use plots(i.e. with basic infrastructural requirements such as roads, power, treated water, drainage etc) to prospective entrepreneurs/investors from the food processing sector under a 30 year long lease, which is renewable for further periods up to a maximum of 90 years. The land would be allotted against payment of a one-time land lease premium.About 49.78 acres of land is available for allotment in the Central Processing Centre (CPC) of KINFRA Mega Food Park.
In addition to availability of plots, KINFRA Mega Food Park also would make available Standard Design Factories (SDF) (or ready-to-use built up space) for ‘plug and play’ model of business operations (for small enterprises that do not involve heavy machinery or complicated process).In SDF, built-up space is available on lease for a period of 10 years against payment of monthly lease rent and security deposit (12 months’ rent). There would be an increment of 12% every two years. At the end of the lease period, the lease of the built-up space can be renewed for a further period. The SDF in KINFRA Mega Food Park has a built –up space of 4300 sq m.
The KINFRA Mega Food Park would also provide common facilities that are specifically designed for the food processing sector called the ‘core facilities or core processing infrastructure’. The core facilities provided in the CPC include Cold Storage, Ripening Chamber, Raw Material Warehouse, Finished Product Warehouse, Silos, Pack House, Spice Processing Facility, Quality Control Laboratory and Reefer Vehicles etc.The core facilities provided in PPCs for pre-processing being set up by KINFRA include Pack Houses (with facilities for sorting, grading and packing), Ripening Chamber and Dry Warehouses etc. These facilities are available to prospective units in KINFRA Mega Food Park against payment of user fees.
Important Terms and Conditions
- Land Lease Premium - Rs 58.53 Lakhs per acre (for initial 25.00 acres)
- Period of Lease - 30 years – renewable for further periods up to a maximum of 90 years
- Allottee shall comply with all standards and norms prescribed by Pollution Control Board and also arrange to set up their own facilities for effluent treatment.
- Allottee is required to comply with construction guidelines issued by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) as KINFRA Mega Food Park will be certified under IGBC Rating for Green Campus
- The Mega Food Park Scheme guidelines facilitate the operations of food processing units by providing core processing facilities and other support facilities, particularly for establishing backward linkage with farmers for raw material supply. Allottee may make use of the facilities provided in the Mega Food Park.
- Other terms and Conditions are as given in Land Disposal Regulations (click “Investor Zone”)