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THE FACILITIES PROVIDED BY COLD STORAGES IN INDIA

Cold storages in India, preserve agricultural produce for a fixed period of time (varying from one day and extending upto several months) at low temperature. Refrigerated storage helps in eliminating sprouting, rottage and tuber moth damage and in reducing weight loss of the agricultural produce. The edible products are generally not stored for more than one year. Several cold storages store perishable products which require the storage temperature as low as -25 degree celsius.As a general practice, the arrangement of products within the cold storage is managed by the cold storage staff members and not by the product owner, therefore the responsibility to deliver the product in appropriate condition, remains in the hands of the cold storage owner or the insurance company.

LIST OF PERISHABLE COMMODITIES GENERALLY STORED IN COLD STORAGES:

FRUITS VEGETABLES
Apples Potato
Oranges Potato seeds
Mausami(sweet lemon) Poatato with lesser sugar content
Grapes Green peas
Pears(nashpati) Carrot
Lichi Tomato
Banana
Mangoes
  • All spices (including red chillies), dry fruits, milk products (like ice cream,khoya etc.), medicines, jaggery, meat, fish and eggs are also stored in the cold storages.
  • More facts shall be added later on regarding various uses (medicinal) , various preparations and qualities etc. of the various products stored in cold storages(particularly potato).