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The Indian cold chain sector has evolved over the years driven by the shift
from traditional farming methods and constant drive to reduce wastage. According
Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Department, Government of India, the
annual wastage of fruits & vegetables is around INR 133 billion, which is an
indicator to the magnitude of cold chain requirement in the country.
The cold chain sector is now recognised as a sunrise sector in India and was
accorded infrastructure status in the 2011-12 Union Budget. Cold chain sector is
now open to private sector participation including100% foreign direct
investment. This note on cold chain sector in India has been prepared through
extensive secondary research supported by detailed analysis and focuses on
market details, growth trends, major players, recent developments and key
This snapshot can be used as an “Information & Management Tool” and is ideal for
overseas investors to get a broad understanding of the Indian cold chain sector.
Senior managers, apart from gaining insight into the cold chain sector, can also
use this report for making presentations to internal audiences, customers,
collaborators and channel partners.
B. Industry Structure
B.1 Key Public Sector Authorities
B.2 Classification of Cold Chain Sector
B.3 Types of Surface Cold Storages
B.4 Indian cold chain sector – Current status
B.5 Cold storage capacities of key produce across agriculture & allied sector
B.6 Production of Poultry Sector
C.1 Market Size of Cold Chain Sector
C.2 Surface Cold Storage Capacity
C.3 Surface Cold Storage Facilities
C.4 Government-backed surface cold storages installed capacity
C.5 Refrigerated Vehicles Plying in India
D. Issues and Concerns - Cold Chain Sector
D.1 High Energy Cost
D.2 Rising Land Price
D.3 Lack of Indigenous Technology
D.4 Lack of Skilled Manpower
D.5 Problems in Refrigerated Transportation
E. Key Players
F. Government Initiatives
F.1 Government incentives accorded to the cold chain sector
G. Key Drivers and Trends
List of Figures
Figure1: Supply chain - Cold chain network– Agriculture and allied products
Figure2: Surface Cold Storages: Break-up by states, 2012-13
Figure3: Agriculture & allied sector: Growth in number of Government-backed
surface cold storage facilities, 2004-12
Figure4: Refrigerated Transport: Segment-wise refrigerated vehicles, 2012-13" "
List of Tables
Table1: Types of surface cold storages
Table2: Cold storage capacity for key agricultural&allied sector produce in