• Punjab is the food bowl of the country with a contribution of more than 40% of the central pool of wheat and 26% of rice.
  • Agriculture contributes to the economy with about 21 % of GSDP against an all India figure of 14%.Punjab is the largest producer of Wheat, Cotton, Paddy, Lychee, Guava & Mandarin Orange.
  • Punjab has a robust infrastructure in place for Agro & food processing in India.
  • Best in the country for area under irrigation, with 98% of net irrigated area



  1. Punjab is one of the few States to allow corporates/institutions to set up private mandis

  2. The State exemplifies modern agro infrastructure and strong supply chain logistics

  3. Dynamic Human Capital:
  • Best in class education and skill infrastructure for agriculture and applied courses
  • 360 under graduate colleges, 75 post graduate colleges, 102 engineering colleges
  • 20 Krishi Vigyan Kendras
  • 15 colleges offering courses in agricultural education
  • 12 Farmers Training Centers
  • Punjab Agricultural University, the best agricultural university in the country
  1. Setting up of Agri Business Promotion Facility (ABPF)
  2. Reforms in Agricultural Marketing
  3. Development of Agri Infrastructure and Food Parks in the State
  4. Special Provision of Farm Producers Organizations (FPO)
  5. Value addition from Agro-waste
  6. Establishment of New Cargo Export centre at Mohali for Export Promotion
  7. Facilitation of Meat Processing and Poultry sector in focused manner
  8. Setting up of an Industrial Estate for wood based industry


  1. ITC Food Park at Kapurthala
  2. Corn based mega Food Park at Phagwara
  3. Multi dimensional mega Food Park at Fazilka
  4. Modern Food processing facilities food park at Ladhowal, Ludhiana
  5. Punjab Agri Food Parks Ltd and Punjab Agro Ventures Ltd at Sirhind


Fiscal Incentives for MSME/Large units

  1. MSME – 100% Reimbursement of net SGST, Exemption in ED, SD
  2. MSME – 5% Interest Subsidy for Border and Kandi Area
  3. MSME – Assistance for Finance, Technology, Marketing & Exports
  4. Large – 75% of net SGST, 100% Exemption in ED, SD & 50% Property Tax
  1. Thrust Sector – 100% of net SGST, 100% Exemption in ED, SD & 50% PTax
  1. Early Bird Units in New Industrial Parks – 100% of net SGST upto 125% FCI
  1. Capital Subsidy to IT/ITES units- 50 % of FCI subject to ceiling of INR 2.5 cr per unit
  2. 100% reimbursement of all taxes and fees paid for purchase of raw material for food processing units up to 10 years for all category of units

Fiscal Incentives for Anchor Unit

  1. 100% Reimbursement of net SGST for 15years upto 200% of FCI
  2. 100% Exemption from CLU/EDC
  3. Employment Generation Incentive @Rs.30,000/employee/year
  4. CLU in Agriculture Zone for minimum land area of 50 Acres

Non-Fiscal Incentives

  1. Exemption from PAPRA and Grant of CLU for Anchor Projects
  2. Retail to stay open 365 days a year
  3. Exemption from Consent Management for Green Category Units


II. Cargill
III. Walmart
IV. Amul
V. Mahindra
VI. Nestle
VII. Pepsico
VIII. Danone
IX. MilkfedX. GSK
XI. Technico Agri Sciences
XII. Ricella XIII. UB Group
XIV. Godrej Tyson
XV. Bunge
XVI. Cremica
XVII. LT Foods Ltd
XVIII. Dunar Basmati Rice
existing partners


Under Mega Food Park scheme of Ministry of Food Processing, 3 Mega Food parks have been approved in Punjab i.e.

  1. Punjab Agro Industries Corporation, Ludhiana
  2. Mega Food Park, International Mega Food Park Ltd. Fazilka
  3. Sukhjit Mega Food Park and Infra Ltd., Kapurthala
  4. Food Incubation Centre including Food Testing Centre is being set-up at Ladhowal Mega Food Park