The government has approved three Mega Food Park projects in Maharashtra to Wardha Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd in Wardha district, Paithan Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd in Aurangabad district and Satara Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd in Satara district. As per the scheme guidelines, the time schedule for completion of a project is 30 months from the date of issue of final approval unless extended by an Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee. The two Mega Food Park projects at Satara and Aurangabad are at advanced stage of implementation. The Mega Food Park at Wardha has been given final approval on 13 January 2016 and is at initial stage of implementation. The progress of implementation of these projects is reviewed by the government from time to time to expedite their completion at the earliest.
The ministry has been implementing the Mega Food Park Scheme (MFPS) to create modern infrastructure for the food processing industry. The Scheme of Mega Food Parks is project oriented and not state or region specific. Under the Mega Food Park Scheme, applications for setting up Mega Food Park Projects are invited through Expression of Interest (EOI) which is uploaded on the website of the ministry and is widely published in various newspapers.