Centre to set up temperature-controlled perishable cargo center at Lasalgaon  

     The biggest onion market in Asia, Lasalgaon, will soon get temperature-controlled perishable cargo center. The center is being developed under Central government's scheme of the national cold supply chain for perishables.  In the recent Budget session, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharama...Read more


MOFPI sanctions 39 mega food parks & 298 cold chain across the country

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) along with the central government has sanctioned 39 mega food parks and 298 integrated cold chain projects throughout the country, said Rameswar Teli, minister of state for Food Processing Industries, in a reply in the Lok Sabha. As per reports, the government is ...Read more


NIT- IIFPT develops cost effective cold storage system

National Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT), have jointly developed an energy-saving and cost-effective cold storage system. 2TR prototype solar-assisted mobile multi-commodity cold storage system to store fruits and vegetables is to be developed with DST (Department...Read more


Government to set up cold storage under Horticulture Mission

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has decided to implement the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture or MIDH for holistic development of Horticulture in India that includes aid for development of Post-Harvest Management like setting up of cold storages for farmers. Under...Read more


Pune -based Agritech start up Ecozen raise $ 6mn funding from IFA, Omnivore

 Agritech start up Ecozen on Thursday announced that the company has completed its $6 million Series A fund raise, from Sathguru Catalyser’s Innovation in Food & Agriculture Fund (IFA Fund). According to Devendra Gupta, Co-Founder &CEO of Ecozen, “The funding raised will enable us to expa...Read more


Biofuel is the future of next gen agriculture: Nitin Gadkari

Biofuel is the future of next gen agriculture: Nitin Gadkari     Inaugurating the 11th Edition of Agrovision , Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and MSME Nitin Gadkari  stressed on  encouraging the use of bio fuels such as ethanol that can be procured from bamboo oil a...Read more


One stop agri- processing will boost agri-business in rural India

  How agriculture produce can be used to encourage agro-processing industry in the country? In Maharashtra, we have a variety of fruits in Konkan and Gadchiroli which can be processed on the spot and can be sent directly in market. The fruits like Jackfruit, Jamun, Cashew apple,Mango  can be processed ...Read more


Around 62 per cent of the existing cold storage in Odisha are disused

      According to a written reply submitted by Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Minister Arun Sahoo, there are 128 cold storages in the state of which 80 (62.5 per cent) are lying defunct.  Sahoo also told the House that the state government has been extending its support to the ...Read more