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India in dire need of integrated cold chain supply system

India in dire need of integrated cold chain supply system

CII along with the ministry of food processing industries, the ministry of agriculture and National Centre for Cold Chain Development are looking for cold chain solutions that can integrate supply chains for agricultural commodities from production to consumption centres thereby reducing physical waste and loss of value of perishable products. Currently, due to the unorganised nature of the horticulture supply chain and poor infrastructure, farmers face huge losses because of the poor quality of produce delivered to the market. “There is need to protect those who provide food for all. The doubling of farmers’ income is not possible without doubling the sales and doubling market rate of the agricultural produce, and cold chain is a key enabler to make this happen,” said Pawanexh Kohli, chief executive officer and chief advisor, National Centre for Cold Chain Development. Read more

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