You like to comment on India's current cold chain sector scenario? If you have to name three requirements for the betterment of the cold chain industry, what would these be?
India ranks first in the world in the production of fruits and second in that of vegetables accounting for 10 and 15 per cent, respectively, of the total global production. Despite this, the per capita fruit and vegetable availability of fruit is low due to post-harvest losses and those losses can account for almost one-third (25-30 per cent) of the total production. The quality of the products also diminishes by the time they reach the end consumers. The prime reason for this huge wastage and inferior produce is the lack of infrastructure–the cold chain arrangement, from the source of produce to the end point of sale where the perishable goods can be stored after harvest.
Requirements for betterment would, firstly, be a robust