Why India

Indian economy has seen tremendous growth over the last decade. Currently India is the 5th largest economy in the world with a size of US $3.5 Tn. The Food Processing sector has been a large contributor to this growth. In 2021-22 alone the food processing industry recorded exports worth US $10.42 Bn. A favourable policy and regulatory environment has bolstered a substantial growth in the industry. 100% FDI through automatic route for Food Processing Industries and 100% FDI through government-approval route for retail trading, including through e-commerce have been key drivers for the sector.

Business Reforms

This resilient growth of the economy has been made possible by a wide variety of business reforms adopted by the Government of India over the past few years. This includes a broad spectrum of enabling policies ranging from tax reforms, fiscal incentives, export support, logistics infrastructure development, digital & banking support, ease of doing business reforms etc. The business environment in the country has evolved to be one of the best in the region. Some of the major reforms adopted are as illustrated below:


The Government is continuously taking feed back from the industry and coming up with incentives like Production Linked Incentive (PLI), Pradhan Mantri Kissan Sampada Yojna (PM-KSY), Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Mircro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) to name a few

National Single Window System

28 Central Departments and 20 State Governments have been onboarded on National Single Window System

Export Support

Duty exemption on domestically manufactured goods for export remission of duties & taxes on exported products

PM Gati Shakti

GIS based technology platform for multi- modal connectivity, logistics efficiency and seamless movement of goods & services

Open Network for Digital Commerce

Open Platform network to expand via e- commerce by connecting with solution partners

Ease of Doing Business (EoDB)

250+ reforms & Corporate tax among lowest globally implemented for EoDB

National Logistics Policy

Objective is to build a logistics ecosystem in India that is technology-enabled, integrated, cost-effective, and dependable

Project Development Cells

Specialised teams across ministries to handhold investors and offer ready on-the- shelf investible projects


The scheme adopts the One District One Product (ODOP) approach to reap the benefit of scale in terms of procurement of inputs, availing common services and marketing of products. It has been implemented across 713 districts of 35 states / UTs

Fast-Growing World-Class
Infrastructure Facilities

India hosts one of the fastest growing networks of infrastructure in Asia, including rail network, airports, ports, highways & industrial corridors connecting all parts of the country with the world. Some key statistics related to infrastructure capacity in India is listed below



#1 Rail Network in Asia (with 1,28,305 kms of railway tracks)

3.5+ Bn Passengers & 1.4+ Bn tonnes of freight carried annually



#2 Road network globally (with 63,71,847 kms of road network)

37 Km of roads constructed daily, highest recorded historically.



1500+ MMTPA handling capacity

200+ Major & minor ports well connected with road and railway lines



More than 3 Mn MT of cargo handled in 2022

123+ Mn domestic & 43+ Mn international passengers serviced annually

Integration With Global Economy

Over the last decade, India has positioned itself to seamlessly integrate with global economy through concentrated efforts of opening up economy, signing of pragmatic trade agreements, easing of FDI regulations, structuring of global value chains, forming regional & economic alliances with trading partners, and hosting of international summits (G20, International Solar Alliance etc.) Key factors that promotes India’s integration with global economy is as given below:

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