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

Rwanda focuses on sustainable cooling & cold chain

A new African Centre of Excellence for sustainable cooling and cold chain based in Kigali will help get farmers’ produce to market quickly and efficiently thereby creating jobs, reducing food waste and increasing profits. It has been inspired by the University of Rwanda’s existing Africa Centre of Exce...Read more

MoFPI interacts with promoters of cold chain projects  

    Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal, held video conference with the promoters of the completed Integrated Cold Chain Projects supported by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries in the State of Maharashtra.  Minister of State for FPI, Rameshwar Teli was also ...Read more

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