Private entrepreneur started storing Oranges with cold storage facility in 1946 under the name “CHOCS” i.e. Central Hindustan Orange and Cold Storage at Nagpur.
It was taken over by a co-operative in 1960 with the name
“ NOGA” i.e. Nagpur Orange Growers Association.
Govt. of Maharshtra took over NOGA after it went into liquidation and handed over to MAIDC i.e. The Maharashtra Agro-Industries Development Corporation Ltd. in 1972 for running its operations at the main plant at Motibag, Nagpur.
The Maharashtra Agro-Industries Development Corporation Ltd. (100% Govt. owned company with share participation by Govt. of India and Govt. of Maharashtra) was setup in 1965 to provide following agro inputs to the farmers :
FERTILIZERS - BOTH STRAIGHT & MIXED GRANULATED FERTILIZERS
PESTICIDES- INCECTICIDES, FUNGICIDES AND PESTICIDES
ANIMAL FEED- CATTLE AND POULTRY FEED
AGRO ENGINEERING- IMPLEMENTS, MACHINARY AND ROTAVETOR
Besides, MAIDC also acts as a NODAL AGENCY of Ministry of Food Processing Industries (Govt. of India) for certain projects of State Govt. of Maharashtra.
MAIDC has created ORANGE CITY FOOD PARK in the MIDC star zone at Butibori near Nagpur with the following infrastructural facilities-
A. Facilities Capacity
Warehouse 25000 sq. ft.
Cold Storage 22,302 sq. ft
Tetra Pack Building 8104 sq. ft.
Quality Control Laboratory 1275 sq. ft.
Canteen 1154 sq. ft.
Weigh Bridge 60 M.T.
TOTAL AREA OF FOOD PARK 52.2 ACRES
Orange City Food Park, Nagpur B. Total number of Plots Allotted Phase 1 - 28 Plots = 24.8 Acres Phase 2 - 35 Plots = 26.4 Acres C. Total number of Industries in operation - 9 Nos. D. Total number of Industries In construction Stage - 5 Nos. E. Total Investment till date by running Indust. - Approx Rs. 70 Crs. E. Total Investment Expected in FOOD PARK - Approx Rs.100 Crs.
ACTIVITIY WISE TURNOVER Division wise Turnover of MAIDC during 2007-08 Rupees in Lacs
MAIDC The corporation has achieved a turnover of more than 400 crores in 2007-08and has been awarded NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY AWARD recently. Honorable Managing Director of MAIDC Dr. Pradeep Vyas IAS is receiving award with team of divisional heads