Gamma Irradiation

Innova Food Park > Gamma Irradiation

India’s first and only private Gamma Irradiation Agro Processing Facility (GRAPF) exclusively for agricultural produce. 

And also India’s First & Only Food Park to have an integrated facility of both the APEDA Pack House & Gamma Irradiation for Fruit and vegetable export.

The only food park that employs “GAMMA IRRADIATION FACILITY” to decontaminate food; inhibition of sprouting in onions, potatoes, ginger & garlic; delay ripening in fruits viz., mangoes, banana, strawberries, pomegranate, pineapple, etc.;  quarantine treatment for import/export of food commodities; insect disinfestations in cereals, pulses, fruits & vegetables;  elimination of microbial contamination in spices & herbs;  extension of shelf life in food commodities; prevent foodborne infection by destroying spoilage due to microbes, pathogens & parasites and sterilization of medical & allied products.

Innova Agri Bio Park owns and operates India’s first and only private low-dose Gamma Irradiation Facility designed exclusively for the processing of agricultural commodities. The facility was set up under technical collaboration with Board of Radiation & Isotope Technology (BRIT ), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India.

Application of ionizing radiation using gamma rays can serve many purposes, such as eliminating organisms that cause food-borne illness, destroying organisms that cause spoilage and decomposition, controlling quarantine insects to prevent their spread, inhibiting sprouting and delaying ripening and de-contamination of food commodities.


  • Inhibit sprouting in onions, potatoes, ginger and garlic.
  • Delay ripening in fruits like mangoes, strawberries, lychee, pomegranate, pineapple, etc.
  • Quarantine treatment for import/export of food commodities.
  • Insect disinfestation of cereals and pulses.
  • Eliminate microbial contamination in spices.

1. Food Security & Supply Chain Management

a. Control sprouting in stored Tubers and Bulbs

  • Reduce storage losses due to sprouting
  • Reduce dehydration losses (PWL)
  • Reduce power requirements
  • Reduce supply chain losses
  • Retain market and processing quality
  • Stabilize market price

b. Control Infestation of Stored Grain

  • Prevent storage losses due to insect infestation
  • Eliminate repeated use of chemicals
  • No chemical residues
  • No impact on environment
  • Reduce food inflation

c. Delay Ripening & Senescence

  • Delay ripening & senescence in F&V
  • Extend shelf life
  • Allow storage at higher temperature
  • Improve marketability and processing ability

 d. Ensuring Food Safety & Quality

  •  Eliminate food borne parasites
  • Eliminate food borne pathogens
  • Allow chilled storage
  • Prevent cross contamination

 e. International Market Access to Fruits & Vegetables

  •  Destroying quarantine pests
  • Value addition
  • Allow access to international markets

 f. Reducing Bio-burden in Allied Products

 CutflowersNutraceutials, Herbal & Ayurvedic Products, Cattle feed, Dog & Pet food, packaging materials & containers, cosmetic products


Innova Agri Bio Park is strategically located approximately 35 km east of Bangalore. Connected to Bangalore via National Highway 4 (NH 4), State Highway 95 (SH 95), South West Railways railroad. Proximity to major National Highways: NH 4 (Pune, Chennai), NH 4A (Panaji), NH 7 (Madurai, Varanasi), NH 209 (Coimbatore) & Others (NH 9, NH 13, NH 48, etc.,) Proximity/excellent connectivity to other Tier 1, Tier 2 & Port cities via Railroads, Highways, and Airports. Proximity to Inland Container Depot ( ICD Whitefield - 24 km ). Also, check our ICD Whitefield Terminal, Container Corporation Of India. Address: Whitefield Road, Kadugodi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066 Phone: 080 2845 2086.

Plot B-12, 3rd Phase, KIADB Industrial Area, Malur 563130, Kolar District, Karnataka

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