Feasibility Study for Establishing Agri Export Zones

Project:    Feasibility Study for Establishing Agri Export Zones
Client:      Punjab State Marketing Federation
Location:  Punjab, India
Punjab State Marketing Federation -- Punjab, India


The Project

Punjab State and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) retained CMC Engineering for the preparation of a techno-economic feasibility study to develop agri export zones in various cities in the state of Punjab. The scope of work of the study included the following:

  • A marketing study
  • A technical feasibility study
  • A financial feasibility analysis

Punjab State Marketing Federation -- Punjab, India

Project Goals

  • Research general market information
  • Evaluate existing supply chain logistics
  • Identify possible sites for food parks
  • Develop various options for storage and processing facilities
  • Investigate import and export marketing forces
  • Plan backward raw material procurement network
  • Plan forward linkages with potential suppliers
  • Provide site design
  • Investigate government subsidies
  • Design marketing plan
  • Identify partner for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement
  • Investigate gender equity and EIA


The project was completed in 2002, at which time Markfed entered into a PPP agreement with a private investor for the implementation of the project.