Awareness session on opportunities in cold-chain sector

CII Mysuru, with an aim promote the industry, is organizing an awareness session on various support programmes of the government of India for cold-chain development on January 13 in the city.

India has seen a phenomenal growth in production of horticulture production, dairy and meat products over the last decade. Presently, India occupies a position amongst the top three in production of a host of commodities including spices, fisheries, poultry, milk, fruits and vegetables. But even with such large production volumes, India’s present share in global farm trade is still very small.

India is the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world with production of 87 million MT and 170 million MT respectively but its share in global export of fruits and vegetables is around 1.5% only. Approximately 18% of fruits and vegetables get wasted in the country. This is mainly caused due to lack of cold chain infrastructure which includes both storage and transportation facilities. The cold chain industry in India is still at a nascent stage and despite large production of perishables, the cold chain potential still remain untapped due to high share of single commodity cold storage. However, increasing urbanization and growth of organized retail, food servicing and food processing sector are boosting the growth of cold chain industry in India. The trend is shifting towards establishing multipurpose cold storages and providing end to end services to control parameters throughout the value chain.

In this background, CII Mysuru, in partnership with National Center for Cold-Chain Development, is organizing an awareness session on various support programs of the Government of India for Cold-chain development on 13 January 2017 at 11:00 am at SJCE-STEP, JSS Technical Institutions Campus.

The awareness session will conclude with Lunch. India’s Cold-Chain industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 28% for the next 4 years presenting a great opportunity to explore.

The schemes for developing holistic farm to consumer Cold-chain under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare), Ministry of Food Processing, and Agriculture & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA – Ministry of Commerce & Industry) would be briefed upon in the Awareness Session. Senior technical and domain experts will address and interact at the session.

No registration fee for attending this session. To confirm participation, contact M K Kiran on  9844785965

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