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G20 and India's Agriculture

Fire and ICE(cold chain and evolution)

Future of Cold Chain (cold chain development in India)

Mistakes made in Cold Chain (India-centric)

Organised Retail & Supply Chain

Creating modular Infrastructure

Need for a Facilitation Cell (Agri-Marketing Initiative)
Supply Chain missing in Cold Chain (the missing link)

Cold Chain Training Needs (cold chain in India)

Bilateral Cooperation in Cold-chain (India-USA talks)

Bottlenecks to Cold-chain Development (booklet)

Cold Chain Market in India (Market Challenge/Opportunity)

Innovation that Matters (Gartner/IBM interview)

Controlled Atmosphere Storage

Thermal control on Hawking Carts
Logistics & Disaster Management (proposed to NDMA)

Cold Chain for F&V (why cool chain for Fruits & Vegs

Seafood Industry in India (Status of marine foods)

Pharma packaging Trials (solutions required)

Pit-Stop Pharma Express (land bridge options)

Part Load and mixed Operations (sample only)

Passive Thermal Storage - What is it? 

Pharma Cold Chain Queries

NCCD Suggestions (tabled at think tank conclave)

Potato Value Preservation & Storage

Sample Data for Fresh Perishables

PackHouse Design Concepts

Cold Chain Value Creation (Summary CII Summit)

Warehouse Design Optimisation

Photo ID - Fruits Sold in India (5MB)

Photo ID - Vegetables Sold in India (7MB)

Vegetables (A to L) in India (Picture ID - 8 MB)

Vegetables (M to Z) in India (Picture ID - 6 MB)

Reefer Ships (More on Ships)

Air Pollution Prevention (reefer facility)

MoFPI Mega Food Park Scheme (ppt)

MoFPI Grant for cold-chain (doc)

MoFPI Grant for cold-chain (ppt)

Cold-chain Scenario(2013)

Domestic Market for Fruits


Articles of INTEREST

FDI Policy - India

Food Safety Audit Requirement (by BT Gorti)

Discussion - transporting Perishables

Food Safety Standards Act (India)

10000kms on Indian Highways (by Ramesh Kumar)

Importance of a Robust Quality System

10 Tips for down-times

Warren Buffet Talks
World's Largest Fresh Fruit Producer 

Institute of Logistics & Aviation



Media Mention & News
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Food & Cold Chain Awards
Trusted: Innovation that matters (interview IBM-Gartner)

Top 10 Green Trends in Shipping
DNV Research & Innovation (Technology outlook 2020)
IBM Round table on Supply Chain Excellance
Fresh Look at Cold chain (LOG.India interview and CIIL Newwsletter)
Cold Chain Expert discussion (Logistics Times' transcript)


MINISTRIES Departments


This page offers comments, presentations & articles on common mistakes in the cold chain domain in India, optimisation of cold chain / supply chain, value creation through integrated cold chain, energy saving options.


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Budget 2013-14
No takers for VGF (viability gap funding) in Cold chain.


2. FDI for Cold chain developing food distribution. 


3. Looking Back, Looking Ahead closing 2012.


Cold-chain stays Hot!

  • New asset creation in this field retains 150% deduction on capital investment made.
  • NABARD allocated INR 5000 cr or USD 1 billion for financing infrastructure for storing agricultural produce.
  • INR 50 cr to strenghten farmer producer organisation and SFAC allocated additional corpus of Rs 100 crore for their credit gaurantee initiatives.

 Budget Speech 2013-2014


Two new major ports announced with addition of 100 million tonnes of capacity. Focus on DMIC Industrial corridor continues with Bengaluru-Mumbai corrdior under planning. A sixth inland waterway being planned.


Extant reference cold chain: 

Customs duty for equipment to set up cold storages, reduced to 2.5% - this translates into cost reduction for imported technology. Truck Refrigeration units were already exempted from basic customs.
Excise duty exempted to cold chain equipment. Exemption from service tax to installation of cold storages continues. Additionally service tax for testing activities related to agriculture exempted.
Infrastructure spending to be increased with special focus on agriculture based infrastructure. 150% weighted deduction on capital investments in this sector. NABARD allocated ~ one billion USD for funding such infrastrucutre development.


 $70bn food retail to double by 2025


a simple design that enhances the prime motive.


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