Eight Special Economic Zones (SEZs) have been approved for the Agro and Food Processing sector in India.  Out of these 8 SEZs, 7 have been notified and 3 SEZs are operational.  Presently, there is no SEZ for Agro and Food Processing sector in Maharashtra.  Details of Agro and Food Processing SEZs in India is given below:

List of Agro and Food Processing SEZs in India
Sl. No. Name of the developer Type of SEZ Location SEZ status
1 Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) Agro Based Food Processing Malappuram District, Kerala Operational
2 Parry Infrastructure Company Private Limited Food Processing Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh Operational
3 CCCL Pearl City Food Port SEZ Ltd. Food Processing Tuticorin District, Tamil Nadu Operational
4 Nagaland Industrial Development Corporation Limited Agro and Food Processing Demapur, Nagaland Notified
5 Ansal Colours Engineering SEZ Limited Agro and Food Processing Products Sonepat, Haryana Notified
6 CCL Products (India) Limited Agro based Food Processing Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh Notified
7 Tripura Industrial Development Corporation Limited Agro Based Food Processing South Tripura District, Tripura Notified
8 Akshaypatra Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. Food Processing Mehsana, Gujarat Formal

Approval

The State-wise revenue generated by Food and Agro Industry units in SEZs during the last two years and current year is given below:

(Rs. Crores)
State-wise 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 (Upto 30.09.2021)
Andhra Pradesh 7.80 14.41 5.12
Gujarat 21.94 41.32 25.65
Karnataka 6.93 19.64 7.06
Kerala 7.22 6.08 3.39
Madhya Pradesh 17.65 13.23 6.44
Maharashtra 0.02 0.01 0.05
Uttar Pradesh 0.02 0.01 0.01
West Bengal 0.17 0.01 0.31
Total 61.75 94.71 48.03

The units in the SEZs are taking necessary safety standards as laid down in relevant Act/Rules.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Smt. Anupriya Patel, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha yesterday.