KSIDC is developing a Mega Food Park at IGC (Industrial Growth Centre) Pallippuram, Cherthala with the emphasis being on the seafood processing sector. Grant assistance for the same was acquired from the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI), Govt. of India under the Mega Food Park Scheme. Final approval for the project was received on 27.11.2015.
The total cost approved is Rs.129.15 crores with Rs.50 Crores as a grant from the Government of India. The Project is moving ahead smoothly and KSIDC has already received Rs. 28.8 Cr grant amount from the MoFPI.
The KSIDC Marine Mega Food Park has been conceptualized, planned and designed based on the demand-driven hub and spoke model, with the objective being to create an efficient ecosystem for the food processing industry to thrive. It contains three vital components: the Central Processing Centre (CPC), the Primary Processing Centres (PPC) and the Collection Centers (CC).Project Glance
KINFRA Mega Food Park Palakkad is a sector specific project for the food processing sector being set up by KINFRA in accordance with the Mega Food Park Scheme (MFPS) of Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI), Govt. of India. The total project cost is Rs 119.02 crores, with an assistance of Rs 50.00 crores from MOFPI and term loan assistance of Rs 28.34 crores from NABARD.
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 consisting of:
One of the most important initiatives of the State towards defence manufacturing is the upcoming KINFRA Defence Park at Ottapalam, Palakkad.Project at a Glance
The Indian biotechnology sector is one of the fastest growing knowledge-based sectors in India and is expected to play a key role in shaping India's rapidly developing economy. With numerous comparative advantages in terms of research and development (R&D) facilities, knowledge, skills, and cost effectiveness, the biotechnology industry in India has immense potential to emerge as a global key player. Kerala is designated as one of the 34 biodiversity spots in the world. It is the land of rich biodiversity highlighted by forest and mountain ranges, numerous rivers, splendid flora and fauna, and all-enveloping verdant vegetation. Coupled with the geographical richness, R&D institutions like the Sree Chitra Centre for Science & Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Regional Research Laboratory, Tropical Botanical Gardens and Research Institute, Central Marine Fisheries Institute, Regional Cancer Centre, Hindustan Life Care Ltd. and many more make Kerala an enormously potent Life Sciences hub of India.
Leveraging these advantages, Government of Kerala is establishing a Life Sciences Park at Thiruvananthapuram with world class infrastructure facilities for life science based industries and R&D institutions. KSIDC has envisaged setting up of an innovation ecosystem through establishment of a Park that is dedicated to promote Life Sciences in the region of Kerala. The Park in Trivandrum will provide the first integrated approach to life science research to markets covering all segments such as agriculture, food and nutrition, human health, animal health and industrial biotechnology.
Phase I of the proposed Life Sciences Park is under development and is planning to offer facilities such as an Innovation cum Incubation Center, Research cum Learning Center, Animal Science facility, Bio-Process facility, a Medtech prototyping, design and validation center and toxicology services among others. The objective of Phase I is to encourage innovation and provide various support services to incubatee companies within the Bio Park. The infrastructure facilities such as power, water and internal roads have been completed in Phase I and implementation of projects are at various stages. Some of the projects that are coming up in park are Institute of Advanced Virology, Medical Devices Park, Innovation cum Incubation Centre etc.
The second phase of the Bio 360 Life sciences Park is envisaged as a critical extension of Phase I, whereby it is proposed to acquire and develop another 130 acres of land for industrial use by companies in various sectors of life sciences to setup and operate standalone commercial manufacturing or related facilities. While Phase I boasts of significant level of shared facilities and incubation space for smaller companies, Phase II will offer larger parcel of land for companies to setup large scale commercial activity with their own facilities. Additionally, Phase II companies can also benefit from the shared infrastructure in Phase I. To the extent reasonably feasible, Phase II will cluster similar companies together, leading to an increase in synergy through mutual collaborations.
KSIDC is setting up a Life Sciences Park at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala to leverage the natural advantages of the state in life sciences sector. The Park is coming up on a 75-acre campus and was originally conceived keeping in view the opportunities in Research and Development and Manufacturing in the Biotechnology and Life Sciences sectors in the State. The facilities here include:
KINFRA Electronic Cluster is being established in 67 acres of land in Kakkanad, Kochi with assistance from the Government of India under Electronic Manufacturing Cluster Scheme of the Ministry of IT & ElectronicsProject at a Glance
The Electronic Hub proposed at Kochi is an important project spearheaded by the Government of Kerala to promote Electronic Hardware manufacturing and assembling units, along with R & D Centres and supporting infrastructure for the same. The project fully complies with the National Manufacturing Policy of the Govt. of India for promoting more manufacturing industries in the country for the purpose of economic growth and employment generation. The Electronic Hub is a high priority area, which will promote a large number of small, medium and large scale industries in the State and will form a National Investment & Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) for production of Electronic Hardware items. KSIDC has identified suitable land at Amballoor Village in Ernakulam District for the Park.
The Petrochemical Park is being set up at the 481-acre Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore (FACT) site at Ambalamughal. Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) is in charge of developing the Park. A zone is earmarked for Pharmaceutical Industries as well.Advantages of the Park are:
Government of India is implementing/developing 5 Industrial Corridors in the country, viz, Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC), Bengaluru Mumbai Economic Corridor (BMEC), Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC) and East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC). The development of the Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor (CBIC) is progressing with the completion of the master plan for the identified nodes along the CBIC. To revitalize the industries in the State of Kerala, Govt. of Kerala has proposed Kochi-Bangalore Industrial Corridor, in line with the policies of Govt. of India.
Manufacturing is a critical contributor to a Nation’s economic development. With the transformation of the Nation’s workforce predominantly into manufacturing activity, the productivity increases, better quality jobs are created and the standard of living of people improves.Project at a Glance