Gujarat has a vast untapped potential in Agro Industrial Sector. The State has a very high level of production and productivity in several agriculture and horticulture crops in the country. The State has identified Agro & Food Processing Industries as one of the thrust Industries in Industrial Policy 2016-2021.
The State Government is committed to accelerate the development of Agro based industries in the State. A key initiative of the Government would be to metamorphose the supply chain infrastructure which would have multiplier effect in agriculture sector & greatly increase the effectiveness across the entire sector. Gujarat has announced Comprehensive Agro Business Policy 2016 to facilitate investment in Agro and Food Processing Sector for value addition to farm produce
so as to ensure higher income to the farmers, provide greater employment opportunity in rural areas and better products to consumers. In consideration of the importance of Agriculture and Food Processing in the overall development of state and its contribution in GSDP, it has become necessary to revisit the provisions in Agro Industrial Policy to make it more attractive, farmers & entrepreneurs friendly. Accordingly, the Government of Gujarat has decided to come out with the Comprehensive Agro Business Policy 2016 with the long term idea of assisting “EASE of Doing Farming and Processing” in Gujarat, which was under the consideration of Government of Gujarat.