is a leading producer of various agricultural
crops within India as well as worldwide.
has highest production in the world for:
Guar seed (6%)
state has also emerged as a frontrunner in several
12 District Milk Producers’ Union
10,725 Milk Cooperative Societies
150 lakh liter/day Milk Production
20.84 lakh Members of Milk Cooperative Societies
lakh hectors of inland reservoirs
Fish industry generates approx. Rs. 1200 crore
yearly with exports worth Rs 390 crore
Leading producer of marine fish (6.71 lakh mt/year)
in the country (24% share)
20 million livestock with 7 million cattle and
an equal number of poultry population
Contributes nearly 5% of state GDP
Horticulture and Floriculture:
Traditional strengths - Mango, Banana, Sapota,
Lime, Guava, Tomato, Potato, Rose and Merigold
The agriculture and marine output in Gujarat has
witnessed tremendous growth in the past. Significant
growth achieved in the past 4 years.
and Cotton: 51% annual growth
49% annual growth
36% annual growth Achieved due to better water
management and systematic planning income in
agriculture sector has increased by 40%
a result, the Agro and Food processing sector
has received a big boost in the state. Some of
the salient features of the Agro sector in Gujarat
seed processing - 1200 oil extraction units
49 solvent extraction units
and vegetable processing - 15 organised units,
30 small/ medium scale units
Seed spices - 40 units of ground spices
25 units of Isabgol processing
Fish processing - 60-65 sea food processing
Milk processing - 13 co-operative sector dairies
26 private sector dairies
has a vast network of market centres and yards
Main Yards: 160
Sub Yards: 235
Cold storage centres: 2
4-Special Yards: Cotton, Tobacco, Spices and
provides the framework for an accelerated growth
of agro industrial sector in Gujarat
Agriculture value added to grow at a real
rate of 6.8% till 2010
Key role to be played by private investors
Doubling of per capita income in real terms
for population dependent on agriculture
Envisages major improvements in the area of
Production and Productivity of focus crops
Agricultural Research and Education
Irrigation and Water Management
Cooperatives in Agriculture
Agriculture Marketing, Processing and Infrastructure
Fisheries and Agricultural Inputs
strategic vision is supported by sectoral and
infrastructure advantages in the state of Gujarat
– Agriculture sector:
• Integrated Water Management and assured
• Diversified Crops and Cropping systems
• Climatic diversities – 8 agro
• Abundant natural resources suitable
for a variety of commercial crops
• Strong Agri Marketing system, Agro based
Industries & Co-operatives
• Strong agri research capabilities
• Enterprising Farmers having business
– Infrastructure for the industry
Proximity to national and international markets
through well developed ports, airports and roads
Quality power supply
Longest coastline in the country (1600 km)
Road network exceeding 73,000 km and efficient
Thrust areas for investment are:
Cold chain projects
Value added centres for agri products
Fresh produce export by air and sea route
Banana, Kesar and Alphonso Mango, Vegetables
and Floriculture products
Farm implements and seeds
Emerging technologies like biotechnology and
Value added dairy products
Agro Industries are those units which add value
to agricultural products/residues, both food and
non-food, by processing in to products which are
marketable or usable or edible, or by improving
storability or by providing link from farm to
the market or a part thereof. Agro industry also
includes high-tech agriculture and biotechnology
Agro Based and Food Processing Industry in the
State consist of Small, Medium and Large Scale
Sector Units producing wide variety of products.
As at the end of March 2003, there were about
16,400 Small scale industrial units in Food Processing
Beverage and Tobacco Processing Products with
a share of 5.88 % of the registered units in the
State. There were 1875 working factories in this
sector of industry accounting for 9.20 % of the
registered factories and 10.35 % share of Workers
employed in factory sector in the State.
of the total industrial approvals in large and
medium sector the food processing industry accounts
for 610 approvals which works out to about 6.51
% of the total approvals granted to all industry
in the State as at the end of April 2005.
according to monitoring information, 253 Large
and Medium and large Scale Units with investment
of Rs. 28,040 million have been commissioned in
Food Processing Sector in the State whereas, 94
industrial units envisaging an investment of Rs.19,190
million are under various stages of implementation
as at the end of April 2005.
Gujarat Agro Vision 2010 has been
formulated with defined growth parameters of gross
state domestic product, per capita income and
increase in non farm income of rural population
due to multiplier effect. A holistic approach
has been envisaged with emphasis on agricultural
research, conservation of soil and water, economic
and social sustainability. A comprehensive Agro
Industrial Policy - 2000 has been formulated.
the new industrial policy the state has identified
agro industries as the major thrust area. The
policy aims to spur investments in agro processing,
agro infrastructure and hi tech agriculture by
monetary and non-monetary incentives. The key
features of the state policy are:
Interest subsidy to agro industrial units and
Assistance in preparation of project reports.
Assistance in setting up of excellence / specific
crop development institutes.
Assistance in quality certification.
Assistance in patent registration.
Airfreight subsidy for agro exports.
Assistance in research and development activities
in the sector.
Equity participation in joint sector format
to facilitate private investment
Provision of government land on long lease basis
at concessional rate.
fund financing to develop unique technologies
in agro & food processing, horticulture, aquaculture,
sericulture, hi tech agriculture and other agro
is one of the most industrialized states in India.
In agricultural production too, the state is equally
advanced and now accelerating its pace into high
tech agriculture. The government has decided to
accord priority to agro processing and horticulture,
in view of high export potential for fruits like
mango, banana and chikoo. The government would
support the sector by providing assistance to
farmers for agricultural inputs and systems like
drip irrigation and encourage development of infrastructure
facilities like warehousing, cold chain, pack
hoses, interventions like banana ripening etc.
for better pre harvest and post harvest crop management.
sector has strong base with highly diversified
cropping and a farming community, which is responsive
to changes in agricultural technologies and practices.
The state also has other strengths like decent
logistical infrastructure like airport, seaport
and extensive road & railway network.
State of Gujarat has strength in Agro Based Industry
in terms of natural resources established industrial
base, skilled labour force, enterprising farmers,
network of market yards and other requisite infrastructure.
The State invites investment proposals from within
and outside the country in all sector in general
and with particular emphasis on agro based and
food processing industry which has been identified
as one of the thrust areas of the investment.
Based on the availability of raw materials, infrastructure
as well as domestic and export needs, a list of
investment opportunities has been identified.