National Cold Chain Grid

  • The National Cold Chain Grid in the country will connect food producing hubs to cold storage and processing industries. It will further aid to double farmers’ income and create huge job opportunities.
  • India is one of the largest food producers in the world and the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables yet only 2.2% of our fruits and vegetables are processed.
  • According to CIPHET (Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology) study, total wastage of fruits and vegetables in India was pegged at Rs. 92,000 crore on the basis of the wholesale prices of 2014.
  • Existing cold storages are concentrated in a few States and roughly 80% to 90% are used for potatoes

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