Food Processing & Value Addition


India's food ecosystem offers huge opportunities for investments with stimulating growth in the food retail sector, favorable economic policies and attractive fiscal incentives. The Government of India through the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) is also taking all necessary steps to boost investments in the food processing industry. The government has sanctioned 42 Mega Food Parks (MFPs) to be set up in the country under the Mega Food Park Scheme. Currently, 17 Mega Food Parks have become functional.
Food Retail market is majorly dominated by Food Grocery (growing at CAGR 25%) and Food Services (growing at CAGR 15%) segments.

The ASSOCHAM’s Council on Food Processing and Value Addition plays a key role in bridging the gap between Government and Industries, providing platform to the industries to represent them in front of Government, policy advocacy, outreaching the various initiatives of Government schemes and creating awareness to the populace to ensure last mile delivery.

The Council has been working with the inclusion of all stakeholders like industry members, Government, Multilateral Agencies for the growth and business sustainability of the food industry. Presently, ASSOCHAM has been promulgating effective plastic waste management, extended producer responsibility and sustainable food business.

Apart from policy advocacy role, the Council also conducts various international and domestic exhibitions, meetings, promotional events, roundtables on food processing emerging trends.

The two Co-Chairs for the council are Mr. Ashwani Kumar Arora, Managing Director and CEO, LT Foods Ltd. and Mr. Arun Mishra, Head, Global Nutrition Regulatory Affairs, Unilever.




Mr. Ashwani Kumar Arora
Managing Director and CEO
LT Foods Ltd.
Mr. Arun Mishra
Global Nutrition Regulatory Affairs, Unilever


Ms. Nirupama Sharma
4th Floor, YMCA Cultural Centre and Library Building, 01, Jai Singh Road,
New Delhi - 110001
Phone: 011 46550555