Cold chain industry in India needs a reboot
India is an agrarian country, being one of the largest producers of fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood and dairy products. However, we lose a large percentage of the produce due to insufficient cold storage facilities in the country. Temperature-sensitive products require more care and constant monitoring.Indian farmers put in tremendous hard work to grow a crop nonetheless due to absence of proper infrastructure, transport and storage facility they end up storing the temperature-sensitive crops in an ordinary room and transport them in normal trucks. The result is that the quality and freshness is degraded when the product finally reaches the market.
What is the need of the hour?
The current scenario demands the presence of modern multi-commodity cold storage, pack houses, temperature-controlled transport along with cold chain management to maintain a smooth flow in the cold chain ecosystem. Most of the cold storages developed in India have been only for potato and onion and limited to specific states such as UP, West Bengal, Punjab and Gujarat. However, recent studies have proven that Indian consumers are turning more health-conscious, creating a demand for more vegetables, fruits and seafood. This is one of the key drivers for building a network of modern multi-chamber cold storages for these commodities.
The Indian market needs players who can think, invest and bring new solutions & technologies to market, enabling the right quality and costs keeping in mind safety, standard, energy-efficiency and cost-effectiveness in mind.
All India Cold Chain Seminar (AICCS) is an excellent exhibition to bring together the cold storage owners and users from across India. This show yields a platform to showcase cold-chain solutions, modernisation techniques, alternate energy solutions and new technologies such as the Internet of Things.
Join hands with All India Cold Chain Seminar 2020 scheduled from 2-4 July 2020 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida – a new centralised accessible location, which will act as a platform to target visitors from focused states. The location, Delhi-NCR is the hub of agriculture, horticulture, floriculture as well as the meat industry facilitating the arrival of more key buyers from these sectors.