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Cold Storage Industry, Apmc Market

Cold Storage Industry, Apmc Market

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After studying the overall functions of Cold Storage unit at Sarveshwari Village Industries, it can be said that Cold Storage industry is a Sunrise Industry. This industry is a service industry providing support to the other Agro based industry. It is a part of food processing sector in India. The Government of India provides the necessary support for this set up of this industry. After the support from the government and other financial institutions small entrepreneurs are taking the initiative of starting the Cold storage industry. With the advancement in technology, this industry can achieve great heights and can contribute to the economy. There are many players in the market.
Marketing plays a vital role for the expansion of the business. The concepts of marketing helps in understanding the nature of the business. There is a need of marketing in the cold storage industry; it can help in preventing food wastage. In this summer internship report it was seen that there are certain ways through which the revenue of the cold storage can be increased.
Service Level Agreement (SLA) and Advertisement are the modes which can be beneficial in improving the business. Through SLA continuous service will be provided to clients and the flow of revenue will be constant. It will also lead to improve the service and performance. Advertisement can be used in acquiring new clients. Also the needs and importance of the cold storage can be made aware. It is always important to make your presence feel in the market.
After studying the overall functions of Cold Storage unit at Sarveshwari Village Industries, it can be said that Cold Storage industry is a Sunrise Industry. This industry is a service industry providing support to the other Agro based industry. It is a part of food processing sector in India. The Government of India provides the necessary support for this set up of this industry. After the support from the government and other financial institutions small entrepreneurs are taking the initiative of starting the Cold storage industry. With the advancement in technology, this industry can achieve great heights and can contribute to the economy. There are many players in the market.
Marketing plays a vital role for the expansion of the business. The concepts of marketing helps in understanding the nature of the business. There is a need of marketing in the cold storage industry; it can help in preventing food wastage. In this summer internship report it was seen that there are certain ways through which the revenue of the cold storage can be increased.
Service Level Agreement (SLA) and Advertisement are the modes which can be beneficial in improving the business. Through SLA continuous service will be provided to clients and the flow of revenue will be constant. It will also lead to improve the service and performance. Advertisement can be used in acquiring new clients. Also the needs and importance of the cold storage can be made aware. It is always important to make your presence feel in the market.

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Chapter 1Introduction to industryObjective:
The purpose of report is to explain the practical learning gained during the periodof 8 weeks at Sarveshwari Village Industries (Nafed Cold Storage) while doingsummer internship.
1.1 Introduction:
India is second largest producers of fruits and vegetables in the world but its sharein the world market both in fresh and processed form is less than one percent.Moreover due to inadequacy of infrastructure and processing facilities a large percentage of horticultural produce gets perished before it reaches the consumer.Fruits, grains vegetables and flowers being much more remunerative than the cerealcrops, have registered a constant increase in their production in the last fewdecades. It is estimated that on account of inadequate post harvest infrastructuresubstantial percentage gets wasted. Several institutions have reported thatdepending on various type of crops seasons of production and markets the factorslike harvesting , post harvest handling storage transportation etc. cause major losses.As per general estimates the total turnover in the food market is approximately Rs.250,000 crore of which value added food products comprises Rs. 80,000 crore.Since liberalizations in August 1991 and till December 1998 proposals for projectsof over Rs. 72,000 crore have been proposed in various segments of the food andagro processing industry.According to a study by the National Council for Applied Economic Research(NCAER), the Indian food market in 1995 was Rs. 248,000 crore. According to ACII-Mc Kinsey report on processed foods industry the food market at 1995 prices isestimated at Rs. 225,000 crore. According to the study, the frozen vegetables
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market has the potential to touch Rs. 350 crore in value terms by 2005. But thiswould be possible only if adequate cold storage facilities are available in different parts of the country. Maintenance of cold chain being essential in this sector,logistics play a very important role. The total cold storage capacity is over 100million tonnes per annum, resulting in an estimated wastage of Rs. 23,000 croreannually.The food processing industry in India is regarded as a sunrise industry. Companies, big and small are gearing up to grab a slice of the processed food market.According to the National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) thenumber of households buying basic food items is likely double to 33.1 million inthe next eight years compared to 18.1 million on subsistence diets and 2.5 million premium foods consumers.Creation of storage is the only remedy that could reduce perishability and hencevalue addition. With adequate storage and modern processing facilities India couldemerge as a leading exporter of horticultural produce. The agrarian base of Indiaoffers a great potential for processing of fruits and vegetables. Several states andthe Central Government have introduced incentive schemes to promote the industryas it is considered to be one that can play a major role in upgrading the standard of life of framers.
Prospects for Cold Storage
The preservation of perishable food stuffs is a matter of vital importance in thiscountry, especially when there is a problem of food shortage and the loss of food isabnormally high due to the lack of proper storage facilities at many producing andconsuming centers. It has been observed that certain important nutritive foods likevegetables, fruits, eggs, etc. are available in abundance in the production seasonand their prices drop to unremunerative levels, thus causing a seriousdiscouragement to increase production. Due to the lack of facilities for proper  preservation the commodity is scarce in the off season and the prices shoot up
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considerably. The provision of cold storage facilities as has been experiencedwould1.Prevent wastage of food stuffs2.Ensure remunerative prices to the producer which would in itself provide theincentive for increased production3.Ensure steady supplies over a longer period of time4.Stabilize pricesIt is therefore, desirable to set up a chain of cold storage and frozen food storageespecially in the major producing and consuming centers, if feasible.There are many kinds of vegetables and fruits and other food stuffs which can bestored in cold stores for periods ranging from two weeks to over eight months. As per the report of NAFED shows that the total capacity available now inMaharashtra is about 200,000 M.T. which is meager, as compared to the capacitiesavailable in states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Punjab etc. It is,therefore clear that a good scope exists for establishing additional cold storagefacilities in Maharashtra.
1.2 General Information on Storage of Various Commodities
The refrigerated storage which includes the cold storage and frozen storage is oneof the best known methods of preservation of food stuffs to retain the food valueand flavor. Although, refrigeration is an expensive process, the cold storage unitesof properly selected capacities can be economically viable. The economic conceptof the cold storage is that the storage cost must be less than the difference in priceof the commodity stored, between flush and lean season.In case of fruits and vegetables, the post cold storage period is an importantconsideration for deciding whether the cold storage could be located at the producing or the consuming items like potatoes, apples, Raisins, Tamarind andsome other Dry fruits and spices have a better post cold storage life and therefore,
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