India needs cold chain system to boost farmers’ income - Supply Management

India needs cold chain system to boost farmers’ income

27 September 2017

India is lacking a robust supply system that could improve farming income by reducing the wastage—sometimes up to 40% of production— that damages India’s rural areas, according to agriculture officials. 

Speaking at the National Cold Chain Summit, Pawanexh Kohli, CEO of the National Centre for Cold Chain Development, said the Indian horticultural supply chain was unorganised and the process of bringing produce to the market meant losses were occurring in quantity and quality because of improper infrastructure facilities.

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