Agribusiness and Food Processing Sector in the State is still in the nascent stage and require support and encouragement. In order to give a fillip to the sector in all parts of the State, the entire State has been classified as the single zone and the incentives and concessions proposed will be applied equally in all parts of the State. This will facilitate the growth and development of agribusiness and food processing industries in all parts of the State.
The existing single window clearance system shall continue to clear the projects for agribusiness & food processing sector also.
The following land is available exclusively for the establishment of food processing industries in the State:
|Entity||The extent of Land (in Acres)||Location||Status|
|Food Karnataka Limited (FKL)||97.36||Sogane Village, Shimoga Taluk & District||Vacant land acquired from farmers through DC, Shimoga. In the name of FKL|
|Food Karnataka Limited||75||Ittangihal Village, Vijayapura taluk &
|Vacant land acquired from farmers through DC, Vijayapura.
In the name of FKL
|Food Park Lands|
|M/s. Innova Agri Bio Park, Malur||87||KIADB Industrial Area, Malur, Kolar
|43.70 Acres Vacant Land|
|M/s. Akshaya Food Park, Hiriyur||106||Huchavanahalli Village, Hiriyur Taluk, Chitradurga Dist.||61.06 Acres Vacant Land|
|M/s. Green Food Park, Bagalkot||100||KIADB Navanagar Agrotech Park, Bagalkot Taluk & Dist.||52.25 Acres Vacant Land|
|M/s. Jewargi Food Park, Jewargi||105||Jewargi – Bijapur Road, Jewargi,
|59.39 Acres Vacant Land|
This support shall include website management containing information relevant for agribusiness & food processing sector in Karnataka. The information centre shall maintain databases on agribusiness and food processing enterprises, infrastructure providers, key export destinations from Karnataka, and other such knowledge on agribusiness and food processing in the State. Respective line departments shall take a proactive approach of sending brochures/white papers/publications to the target enterprises / industrial houses in order to generate goodwill and educate the prospects on relevant information on the food & agriculture processing sector. Raitha Samparka Kendras (RSK) / District Industries Centres in Karnataka will be utilised as information centres.Food Karnataka Limited (FKL) shall be empowered to empanel consultants who can prepare bankable project reports. The supporting institutions like University of Agriculture Sciences, Horticulture Sciences University, Veterinary Sciences University, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Defence Food Research Laboratory and other accredited institutions, etc. shall be pooled to the fold of knowledge centre.
Encouragement to Non-Resident Kannadigas
Many Non-Resident Kannadigas (NRKs) settled in other countries are evincing interest to invest in the State in their areas of interest/expertise including Agribusiness and Food Processing Sector. The specific project proposals received from NRKs will be considered on priority and an exclusive handholding will be facilitated in this regard.
The existing Single Window Clearance Mechanism will continue to be followed with the focussed approach in improving ease of doing business in the State. Individual investor handholding is proposed to translate their investment intentions by providing them with sector specialist services.