Uttar Pradesh government has planned to set up a Mega Food Park at Lucknow. The project cost is estimated to cost over Rs 150 crore. The park will be spread over 100 acres land which is available with the government and the project would be set up under the union food processing ministry scheme, wherein the central government would provide incentive.
The state has a huge potential of food processing and exports due to high production in both foodgrains and horticulture, including potato, sugarcane, wheat, rice and vegetables. Mega Food Parks could be established for any segment such as fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat/poultry and wine or it could combine different segments. Such units would provide backward and forward linkages covering the entire food processing value chain and implement best practices in post harvest management.