Indian government approves investment for cold chain projects

New Delhi, India: The Indian government has approved investment for an additional 30 cold chain projects in the country.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) to “further upscale the scheme of cold chain, value addition and preservation of infrastructure in the sector”, an official statement said.

The extent of wastage of agricultural produce has been estimated in the range from 0.8% to 1% due to lack of post-harvest infrastructural facilities, it added.

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