Directorate of Food Processing

Meghalaya

Directorate of Food Processing

Meghalaya

About the Directorate of Food Processing

INTRODUCTION

The agro-climatic zones of Meghalaya facilitate production of a large number of diverse fruits and vegetables. Most of our agricultural commodities are amenable for further processing into various intermediary and finished products that can fetch better value to the farmers and processors. The present institutional mechanism for value addition is barely adequate. The full potential of the sector therefore, goes abegging. Based on the 2015-16 data, the net sown area of Meghalaya is 3,43,431 ha which is just 15.27% of the total geographical area. 

There are at least four major crops that are grown in about 10000 ha each, in our state, namely: – Potato, Mandarin Orange, Pineapple, and Ginger. There is also an exclusive niche market for Lakadong Turmeric. This is where the proposal for creating the Directorate of Food Processing came into being and the Government of Meghalaya had created a new Directorate of Food Processing under the Department of Agriculture in May 2018.

To emphasize on the potential of agro-processing in developing the economic status by creating additional employment opportunities and means of livelihood and adding potential value to the natural resources.

– Our Vision

MEG TEA

MEG TEA, an excellent certified organic tea produced from two distinguished tea farms owned by the Department of Agriculture. MEG TEA been commented by renowned tea makers to be of very high quality. Manned by tea experts, the factory located at the Tea Development Centres in Umsning and Upper Shillong produce fresh and top-quality tea leaves comprising of high-quality clones and seed jats.

Government Fruit Preservation Centres

The Government Fruit Preservation Centres at Shillong with an installed capacity of 60MT and Dainadubi with 30 MT capacity annually were established in the year 1955 and 1964 respectively by the Department of Agriculture, Government of Assam to preserve and prevent surplus perishable fruits and vegetables from spoilage and wastage.

Activities of the Directorate

Latest News

Results for the posts of State Lead Project Manager and Marketing Manager under PM FME Scheme

  1. Results for the post of technical associates level – 1 in the Directorate of Food Processing
  2. Results of the State Lead Project Manager and Marketing Manager under SPMU of PM FME Scheme
  3. Important Info:Results of the written examination for the post of Technical Associates Level – I in the Directorate of Food Processing held on 27th march 2021
  4. Venue for the exam on Sat 27th, March at 11.00 AM is in the office of 1917iTEAMS, Top Floor, DAO Complex, St. Edmunds School gate, Laitumkhrah, Shillong 793003. All are to report at the venue a minimum of 1 hour ahead of time to complete all formalities.
  5. Application form for the post of technical associates level – 1 in the Directorate of Food Processing
  6. Advertisement for positions in the Directorate of Food Processing, Government of Meghalaya
  7. Instructions to candidates to complete the Application Process
  8. Empanelled Candidates to the post of District Resource Persons (DRPs) under PM FME Scheme
  9. Shortlisted candidates for the interview for the posts of District Resource Person under PM FME Scheme
  10. Shortlisted candidates for the written examination for the posts of SPMU under PM FME Scheme
  11. Advertisement for the posts of District Resource Persons Under PM FME Scheme
  12. Online Application Submission for Contractual Post for Project Management Unit under the Directorate of Food Processing DOFP
  13. Advertisement for Contractual Post for Project Management Unit (PMU)
  14. Extension of Notice inviting Tender
  15. Notice Inviting Tender for Machineries and Equipment
  16. Tender document for Machineries and Equipment
  17. Advertisement for the post of Accountant
  18. IIFPT – One-day National Online Workshop on PM Formalisation of Micro- Food Processing Enterprise Scheme (PM-FME)
  19. Inviting Quotation on the Directorate of Food Processing website – 15 June 2020
  20. Inviting Quotation on the Directorate of Food Processing website – 11 June 2020
  21. National Seminar/Workshop on the growth of Green Initiatives and Social Entrepreneurship – 18 Jan 2020
  22. District Level Committees(DLC) Notification
  23. State Level Approval Committee(SLAC) Notification

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Contact Us

Address: Dhankheti, Cleve Colony, Shillong, Meghalaya 793003
Phone: 0364-2951132
E-mail: dofpmeghalaya@gmail.com

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