The Mega Food Park projects have been conceptualized under the Mega Food Park Scheme (MFPS) of Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI), Govt. of India. The primary objective of the MFPS is to provide modern infrastructure facilities along the value chain from the farm to the market. The expected outcome is increased price realization for farmers, creation of high quality processing infrastructure, reduction in wastage, capacity building of producers and processors and creation of an efficient supply chain along with significant direct and indirect employment generation.
The MFPS envisages setting up a three-tiered structure based on a hub-and-spoke model consisting of a (i) Centralized Processing Centre (CPC) with infrastructure facilities for food processing activities involving higher-end value addition,; (ii) Primary Processing Centres (PPCs) with infrastructure facilities for pre-processing activities or lower-end food processing; and (iii) Collection Centres (CCs) for facilitating convenient collection of raw materials from farmers. The PPCs and CCs are located near to the farms and would be spread across the region from where the main raw materials for the Mega Food Park are targeted.