Economical "cold storage" for farmers.

Author(s) : BONDE D. S.


Most of the fruits and vegetables produced in nature are seasonal, these must be stored and preserved if they are to be made available year round. In annual survey, it is found that nearly 60-65 million tons of fruits and vegetables are produced in India, out of which 20-35% are lost due to lack of storage facilities. In this article, economical cold storage is suggested which is easy to construct, operate and no electrical or any other energy is required to work it. The farmers can construct it on on their own farms and it is possible to maintain 10 to 14 deg C. temperature difference between inside and environment. The construction cost is approximately 50 rupees per cubic meter.


  • Original title: Economical "cold storage" for farmers.
  • Record ID : 1998-3585
  • Languages: English
  • Source: National symposium on future trends in refrigeration technology. Souvenir cum proceedings.
  • Publication date: 1998/01/24
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.


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