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Agribusiness & Food Processing

Sector Overview

§  Vibrant and fast fastest growing agricultural sector – registered average growth rate of over 20% for the last 5 years

o   largest producer of Soybean, Gram, Garlic and Pulses, in India

o   Second largest producer of Wheat, Green Peas and Onion, in India

o   4th largest producer of milk and 5th largest producer of fish, in the country

§  Favorable ecosystem for agriculture production and related businesses – 5 crop zones, 11 agro climatic zones and 4 soil types

§  Ready industrial infrastructure – 8 integrated and modern food parks operating in the state

Investment Opportunities

§  Direct Procurement – Fruits and Vegetables, Flowers, Dairy Products and Food Grains

§  Infrastructure Development – Food Parks, Cold Storage, Warehousing & Logistics and Irrigation Projects

§  Food Processing and Value Addition – Soybean, Oats, Milk, Fruits and Vegetables



Automobile and Engineering

Sector Overview

§  Indore, commercial capital of Central India, and surrounding areas (Pithampur and Dewas) constitute Automobile & Engineering hub of Madhya Pradesh

§  Spread across 2,000 Ha., Pithampur Auto cluster has over 90 large and 700 SME units – Auto, OEMs and Auto parts manufacturers

§  Support infrastructure available around Pithampur include – National Automotive Test Tracks (NATRAX), ICD, Skill development institutes like Indo German Tool Room and Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences

Investment Opportunities

§  Assembling and Manufacturing – Automobiles and Auto Components

§  Centers of excellence – Automobile Design Centers, R&D Facilities and Training Centers

§  Infrastructure Development – Auto and Ancillaries Parks and Machine Tools Parks

§  Auto financing and vehicle retailing


Urban Development


Sector Overview

§  Untapped Potential – only 28% of population in Madhya Pradesh lives in its 378 urban centers, including in 4 cities with million plus population; vast room for urbanization

§  Five cities are in SMART CITY mission of Government of India

§  Investment plans of ~US$13bn/ Rs83,800 Crs in urban infrastructure in the next 4 years. Major projects include – Smart cities Mission (US$3 bn/ Rs20,000 Crs), Housing for All project (US$3 bn/ Rs 20,000 Crs), and Bhopal &Indore Metro Rail Projects (US$2.2 bn/ Rs 15,000 Crs)

Investment Opportunities

§  Urban Transport – Public Transport Operations, Mass Rapid Transport (Metro/Light Metro), Freight Terminal, Urban Transport Infrastructure, Flyovers, Ring Roads, Bridges and Parking

§  Affordable Houses and Real Estate – Affordable Housing Projects and Integrated Townships

§  Urban Services – Water Supply Management, Waste Water Management and Solid Waste Management



Renewable Energy

Sector Overview

·         8x increase in renewable energy installed capacity in the last five years (438 MW in 2011-12 to 3,311 MW in February 2017)

·         Capacity is further expected to increase over 3 times in the next three to four years-10,950 MW capacity is under implementation

·         Key projects include 135 MW Solar Power Plant at Neemuch and Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project (under implementation; 750 MW)

Investment Opportunities

·         Solar and wind power plants

·         Transmission & distribution infrastructure

·         Renewable energy equipment/system production

·         Switchgear and transformers





Sector Overview

§  Conducive ecosystem for pharmaceutical industry – over 280 pharmaceutical units located in the state out of which 152 are formulation manufacturers

§  Major pharmaceutical clusters in the state include Pithampur, Indore, Dewas, Mandideep, Bhopal and Ujjain

Investment Opportunities:

§  Bulk drug manufacturing, development of manufacturing devices

§  Clinical trial markets and high-end drugs

§  Contract research services

§  R&D and production of vaccines and recombinant therapeutics

§  Biotechnology parks and other infrastructure




Sector Overview

§  Madhya Pradesh is fast emerging as a location of choice for IT/ITeS companies

§  12 IT-SEZs granted formal approval in the state; existing IT Parks at Electronics Complex Indore, Crystal IT Park Indore and Malanpur Gwalior; proposed IT Parks at Bhopal and Jabalpur

§  Large talent pool – over 100,000 engineers graduate from Madhya Pradesh, annually

Investment Opportunities

§  Ready–to–move built up space and developed/raw land plots available for IT/ITeS industry in four major cities of Madhya Pradesh – Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Gwalior

§  The state is suited for running low cost IT/ITeS operations





Sector Overview

§  Premiere tourist destination of India – tourist arrival has grown at a CAGR of 24% in the last eight years (2007-2015); 78.4 mn tour the state in 2015

§  Hub for wildlife and nature based tourism

§  Major wildlife destinations include national parks of Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Panna and hill station of Panchmarhi

§  Major historical and cultural sites includes Sanchi, Khajuraho, Bhimbetka, Gwalior, Mandu, Orchha, Ujjain, Omkareshwar, Maheshwar and Amarkantak

Investment Opportunities

§  Village, Wellness and Water Tourism

§  Meeting, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) Tourism

§  Film, Eco and Religious fares

§  Support infrastructure like wayside amenities and hotels




Sector Overview

§  5thlargest cotton producing state in the Country with 17.5 lakh bales of production in 2014-15

§  Country’s 4.5% cotton is produced in MP

§  Rich tradition of weaving and knitting

§  Madhya Pradesh has 65 textile mills

§  Indore, Ujjain, Dhar, Dewas, Khargone, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Gwalior, Chhindwara, Sehore, Jabalpur and Bhopal are major centers for textile industry in Madhya Pradesh


Investment Opportunities

§  Ginning & Spinning

§  Weaving & Knitting

§  Dyeing & Finishing

§  Garmenting

§  Technical Textiles



Sector Overview:

§  Madhya Pradesh strongly promotes ESDM sector in the state. It is evident from participation of the state in GoI’s schemes for the sector

§  The State is front runner in the implementation of GoI schemes like Digital India, Electronics Manufacturing Cluster Scheme, Smart Cities Mission and National Solar Mission

§  Like GoI, The State Government targets to achieve zero electronic imports. To this end, electronic manufacturing clusters are being developed to provides state-of–the-art infrastructure for upcoming facilities

§  Additionally, financial incentives are being offered under IT Policy and Analog Semiconductor Fabrication Investment Policy of the state

§  These policies provide for numerous concessions including land concessions, tax reimbursements, capital subsidy and interest subsidy

Investment Opportunities:

§  Setting up of Electronics Manufacturing Clusters(EMCs)

§  Developing and manufacturing electronic components

§  Developing semiconductor design

§  Setting up of Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication(FAB) facilities

§  Setting up Electronics Manufacturing Services(EMS) units

§  Developing and manufacturing telecom products

§  Developing and manufacturing industrial/consumer/medical/defence electronics




Sector Overview:

§  India is the largest importer of arms in the world – accounts for about 14%of the world’s arms imports

§  Government of India is aiming to change this situation by promoting self-reliance and indigenisation

§  With historical ordnance manufacturing sites of Katni, Jabalpur and Itarsi, and presence of companies like BHEL, L&T, Bharat Forge and Punj Lloyd, Madhya Pradesh provides ready-made ecosystem for defence manufacturing

Investment Opportunities:

§  Defence products manufacturing

§  Supply chain sourcing opportunity

§  Defence offsets

§  Manufacture, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)




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