Every year, India wastes about 18 per cent of fruits and vegetables, due to lack of post-harvest storage facilities. The cold storage sector has been one of the most undermined sectors in India, devoid of investment, in spite of various government policies and subsidies. The paper analyses what has gone wrong with the policies and what needs to be done to develop a robust cold storage sector in the country.
This study was conducted by Madhu Sivaraman, Director (Research and Projects), Centre for Public Policy Research.
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