With plans to set up infrastructures for non-vegetarian food products in the state, the Gujarat government will be seeking private investment during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in January 2017, for building an egg powder manufacturing plant and state-run fish farms. The state government will also be showcasing 200 other odd projects during the event scheduled to be held at Gandhinagar from January 10 to 13.
According to sources, Gujarat being the third largest fish producer and ranks 11th in egg production in the country aims to manufacture unit for whole egg powder, egg yolk powder and egg albumen powder.
Having more plans to set up fish farms on the PPP model, the government is most likely to build up these infrastructures for no-vegeterian food products at Anand or South Gujarat, since most activities relating poultry farming happens in these areas.
In a media statement, Bhagyesh Soneji, chairperson of ASSOCHAM Gujarat council said, “There is a perception that Gujarat is a vegetarian state. Over the years, food habits of Gujaratis have changed and many now eat eggs and chicken. This is evident in the number of non-vegetarian food joints that have come up in Ahmedabad. Any business venture related to eggs or fish will find takers.”