Uttarakhand exports first consignment of vegetables to UAE

In a major boost to agricultural produce exports from Uttarakhand, the first consignment of vegetables including curry leaf, okra, pear and bitter gourd sourced from the farmers of Haridwar, was exported to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The exports of vegetables come after a consignment of millets grown in Uttarakh...Read more

Aleph Farms completes $105 M series B funding round

Aleph Farms, the cultivated meat company growing steaks directly from non-genetically modified animal cells, has announced the completion of a $105 million Series B funding round. The funding round was led by the Growth Fund of L Catterton, the largest global consumer-focused private equity fir...Read more

Gourmet Garden raises Rs 25 crores in latest round of funding

Gourmet Garden has announced its latest round of funding of Rs 25 crores led by Beyond Next Ventures, M Venture Partners, and existing investors Incubate India & Whiteboard Capital among others. With this funding, Gourmet Garden aims to expand its zero-contamination farming operations, broaden the portfolio wi...Read more

Union Minister reviews storage plan for essential commodities

Union Minister for Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Railways & Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal recently reviewed the storage plan for essential commodities in the country. He informed that Expression of Interest (EOI) has been called for the development of cold chain facility...Read more

Union Agri Minister inaugurates Indus Best Mega Food Park at Raipur

Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Narendra Singh Tomar virtually inaugurated the Indus Best Mega Food Park today along with Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh, and in presence of Rameswar Teli, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries. Speaking on the occasion, Tomar ...Read more

Indian origin frozen boneless Buffalo meat is safe: APEDA

Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of Commerce and Industry said that all importing countries can safely procure Indian origin frozen boneless buffalo meat. The buffalo meat exports from India are going on smoothly and there are no hurdles in the supply chain....Read more

Inficold raises $900,000 from RVCF in Pre-Series A fund round

Inficold, a Noida-based start-up supported by Shell Foundation, an independent UK registered charity, that provides cold storage solutions has raised $900,000 in a funding round from RVCF and other undisclosed high net worth individuals as a part of their Pre-Series A fund closure. The funds raised will be utilize...Read more

ICAR-NRCB develops novel cold chain technology

 With the generation of huge agricultural biomass and being the energy starving nation, New Leaf (off-grid refrigeration), came out with the novel and innovative refrigeration technology for Indian agri supply chain and established one such unit in the premises of Thottiyam Banana Growers' Association with th...Read more

RuKart Technologies develops low cost cold storage for marginal farmers

In the recent past many start ups have sprung up in India in the agriculture sector, and more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centre has been keen to recognize such firms that are helping farmers realize full potential of their land and produce. Agrotech startup, RuKart Technologies by IIT, Bombay alumnus Vik...Read more

India’s Cold Storage Real Estate (RE) capacity likely to double by 2023: CBRE Report  

 CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd., India’s leading real estate consulting firm, has released its comprehensive findings on the Cold Storage (CS) segment in the country and the factors which would lead to its robust growth. The findings by CBRE stated that the CS segment in India is expected to witness signific...Read more

Centre announces new Integrated Cold Chain projects 

      In the recently concluded Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee (IMAC) held between August 21 and 31,  2020, 27 projects under the Scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value addition infrastructure of Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (PMKSY) had got approved across 11 states.  ...Read more

ICAR-CIFT launches Refrigerated Fish Vending Kiosk ‘Chillfish’

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT) Cochin has designed and developed an energy-efficient Refrigerated Fish Vending Kiosk for selling fish in the village, urban and municipality areas. The unit called ‘Chillfish’, has been developed using f...Read more