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  • India is known as fruit and vegetable basked of the world. India produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and it ranks second in the world after China. As per National Horticulture Database 2011 published by National Horticulture Board, during 2010-11, India produced 74.878 million tones of fruits and 146.554 million metric tons of vegetables.
  • The major destination for Indian fruits and vegetables are Bangladesh, UAE, Pakistan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, UK, Saudi Arabia and Nepal.
  • Various schemes of the Central and the State Governments have been very useful in helping farmers gain access to affordable technologies and skills through subsidy and loans. There is a clear need to continue and strengthen these efforts to increase the coverage of such activities as also to continuously increase the yield of land, water and nutrients.
  • The inference is that the benefits of demand expansion are not passing adequately to the farmer and the benefits of higher production and productivity is not passing adequately to the consumer. All the evidence suggests that this is on account of the large deficiencies in the logistics system in between the farm to the final consumer.
  • Though India’s share in the global market is still nearly 1% only, there is increasing acceptance of horticulture produce from the country. According to the report “India Cold Storage Market Forecast & Opportunities 2017″ The Cold Storage market in India is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 28.7% during 2012-2017, which will make the market reach US$11.6 Billion by 2017.
  • Cold-storage intrinsically serves as a marketing supply link for agricultural produce and hence directly impacts sustainability of producer/originator of the chain. Unlike most industries, it involves minimal industrial effluent and other industrial waste.
  • OM Shakthy cold storage is amongst the premiere cold storages in india. The cold storage is technologically very updated and advanced.
  • Cold-Storage serves as a link between production centers and market.The Folowing Sectoral components typically require developing for an effective Storage.
  • Static Infrastructure – as initiators of the cold-Storage, for term based storage, and as cross dock distribution hubs.
  • Standards & Protocols-as to define and for procedural processes for safety,designing, handling and for the operations of a wide array of finished products and raw produce, largely food or health related items.
  • It is a given, that both source and markets exist as do national imperatives in developing effective and sustainable cold-storage.
  • Additionally cold-Storage extends to last mile retail or point of sale involving merchandising infrastructure.