Food Processing Policy of Andhra Pradesh State 2015-2020

The State intends to be the most preferred destination for Food Processing Industry. The new Food Processing Policy aims to capitalize on the rich and diverse food production base of Andhra Pradesh to provide fillip to the sector. The Policy targets and objectives are: To make Andhra Pradesh one of the most preferred destinations for food processing industries; Attract new investments worth 5,000 crore in the sector by 2020; Create 50,000 additional employment opportunities in the sector by 2020; Develop commodity-based clusters to enable a focused and planned approach to developing the food processing industry through a coordinated approach between government departments; Identify and bridge existing infrastructure gaps affecting the food processing industry; Promote innovation, research & development in the industry and ensure continuous technology up gradation; and Undertake capacity building and enhance competitiveness of food processing industry in both domestic and international markets.