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Published on : Jul 21, 2015

Dearman, a UK-based enterprise is planning to launch clean cold technology in India. Using this technology, it will pick the food item from producer and deliver it fresh to consumers. This technology is expected to reduce food loos significantly in India. The company is carrying out various research projects to develop innovative technologies that will enable the company to move perishable products through an integrated chain of refrigerated transportation and refrigerated storage, or a cold chain in common parlance.

The CEO of Dearman, Mr. Toby Peters, stated that, India has around 31 million tons of cold chain capacity, at present. But, the nation possesses only 9,000 refrigerated vehicles. This imbalance needs to be addressed in order to maximize the profit for producers and to maintain proper supply of vital medicines. The main objective of this technology is to move food items and drugs efficiently from production house to consumers with the help of a network of vehicles, he added. The company hopes to have a field trial of their zero emission transport refrigeration system in India in 2016, which will lead the company to make a huge presence in the Indian market. 

The Indian food market boasts of being the biggest producer of milk and the second-biggest producer of fruit and vegetables across the globe. In addition, it also have an undesirable tag of being the habitat to over 25% of the hungry poor around the world. A reliable, integrated cold chain in the nation will contribute significantly to reduce the loss of food, a panel discussion emphasized on this fact at the House of Lords committee.

Capt. Pawanexh Kohli, the chief advisor, National Centre for Cold Chain Development of India, suggested that an additional 60,000 refrigerated trucks would be required immediately to use the existing cold chain infrastructure in India.