Odisha Food Processing Policy, 2013

There is vast untapped potential for food processing industry in the state. In Odisha, about 0.7% of the total produce is processed currently. The National Food Processing Policy strives to achieve 25% fro the current national average of 6% by 2025. In line with the national benchmark, the Odisha Food Processing Policy, 2013 aims to achieve 10% of food processing by 2017 and 25% by 2025 in the state. This policy aims to develop food processing as a vibrant industry creating employment opportunities for the people engaged in primary production activities and increasing the farm returns by value addition in the farm products.