• Posted on: 6 May 2016
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Agriculture and Food Industry

Agriculture

The total agricultural production in the state in 2012-13 stood at approximately 158 lakh MT. Production of top field crops during last two years is as provided in the following table.

 

Crop

Unit

Production (in lakh MT)

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Cereals

Lakh MT

102.76

86.67

106.77

Pulses

Lakh MT

22.68

23.06

31.69

Oilseeds

Lakh MT

44.85

50.86

52.93

Cotton

Lakh bales (170 kg each)

72.00

76.55

88.34

Sugarcane

Lakh MT in harvested area

867.33

696.48

769.01

Horticulture:

The state is India’s leading fruit producer- 1st in the production of grapes, pomegranate, oranges and guava and 2nd in banana and sapota, as per NHB data. Total production of fruits in 2013-14 stood at 13.46 lakh MT. Production of major fruits is as follows-

Crop

Production (in lakh M.T.)

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Grapes

18.10

21.00

21.60

Pomegranate

4.78

4.10

9.45

Citrus fruits

12.68

8.97

17.61

Banana

43.15

38.00

48.30

Guava

3.22

3.04

3.24

Mango

5.03

6.33

12.12

Major district in term of production of fruits (in MT) in 2011-12 is indicated in the table below:

Grapes

Banana

Mango

District Production District Production District Production
Sangli 625411 Jalgaon 2880475 Jalna 707000
Osmanabad 108603 Nanded 480000 Nandurbar 287040
Solapur 105336 Buldhana 114900 Ratnagiri 151713
Ahmednagar 30553 Nandurbar 84000 Osmanabad 80960
Satara 17519 Solapur 81450 Solapur 78680

Maharashtra ranks first in India in onion production. The total production of vegetables in 2013-14 stood at 102.17 lakh MT. Production of major vegetable crops is given in the following table.

Crop

Production (in lakh M.T.)

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Onion

56.38

46.63

58.64

Tomato

10.07

11.00

12.00

Okra

3.17

3.30

4.68

Potato

3.60

3.22

3.70

Major district in term of production of vegetables (in MT) in 2011-12 is indicated in the table below:

Onion

Tomato

Okra

District Production District Production District Production
Nasik 2232976 Nasik 296311 Sindhudurg 84600
Pune 871169 Pune 87799 Pune 15324
Aurangabad 437118 Beed 77760 Sangli 11050
Solapur 303862 Solapur 73410 Solapur 10370
Dhule 239571 Satara 61230 Nasik 6304

 

  • The APMC Act is functional in the state and has been amended from time to time. The key features presently include provisions for setting up private markets, direct marketing and contract farming etc.
  • There are 298 APMC markets operating in the state with more than 600 sub-market yards.
  • Three Terminal Markets at Mumbai, Nagpur and Nashik are proposed and two wholesale markets at Aurangabad and Vasmatnagar are also proposed to be developed by the state government.
  • More than 100 licenses have been issued by state government for private markets and direct marketing.
  • More than 1 lakh hectare is under contract farming for cotton, potato, banana, onion etc
  • There are five apex farmer organisations viz. MahaGrapes, MahaAnar, MahaBanana, MahaOrange and MahaMango which have been  promoted by Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board

 

Food Industry

Maharashtra has seen increasing FDI in Food sector. from $170.21bn it increased from $401.46Bn in 2012-13. Out of Agriculture produce, production of Sugercane has been much highter ] [7,69,01,000 MT] in 2013-14.


India

Food Processing Industry contributes 1.5 %of the national GDP

• FPI export growth was 14.1 % during 2013-14

• GoI has approved 50 food parks and planning to set up 30 such parks across country

• GoI has also established 6 fully equipped agri-export zones (AEZs) to boost agriculture and food processing exports.


Maharashtra

• Maharashtra has 16,512 small and medium and 322 large scale food processing units

• The food processing sector in the State has attracted $17.31 Billion Foreign Direct Investment through 173 projects since 1991

• Maharashtra has declared Grape Processing Industry policy to give impetus to grape processing and wine industry in the state.


Major Food Processing Hubs

Food Parks: Eight Specialized Food Parks with facilities like cold storage, warehousing, advanced packaging, tera packaging & food testing laboratory. They are located at: Butibori (Nagur), Shandra (Aurangabad), Nevasa (Ahmednagar), Latur, Osmanabad, Nanded, Chiplun (Ratnagiri)

Wine Parks: MIDC has set up three Wine parks at: Vinchur, near Nashik, Addn Vinchur near Nashik, Palus near Sangli

Floriculture: Three Floriculture Parks developed as world class facility for production of flowers of different types and varieties. MIDC provides nursery, post-harvest infrastructure and logistic facilities. The parks are located in Talegaon (Pune), Mudkhed (Nanded) and Osmanabad.


Dedicated Institutes

• Central Food Technology Research Institute (CFTRI), Mumbai cater to the technology transfer and business development services to the Food Industries and

allied organizations in Mumbai as well as the Western region of the country.


Policy & Regulatory Support for the Food and Agriculture Sector

Fiscal Support

VAT + CST Abatement Stamp Duty Exemption Electricity Duty

Exemption Plus, a host of other benefits.


Non-Fiscal Support 

Skill Development

Single Window Clearance (SWC)

Investor Facilitation Investor After Care Cell


Special Incentives

Mega and Ultra Mega projects can qualify for fiscal incentives up to 100% of the fixed capital investment.

10% additional incentive is provided by the state if the project creates double the employment required for the eligibility.


Grape Processing Policy

10% additional incentive on top of IPS is provided by the state if the project creates double the employment required for the eligibility.

• For wine industries, concession for excise duty at 25% of the production expenditure incurred by units

• Preferential Area of Wine Industries enabling to requisite grant loan

• Simplification in system for license/permission for wine production by empowering collector to issues license within 30 days

• Establishment of Wine Institute for R&D, training and quality of wine. 


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