The scheme aims to facilitate the establishment of a strong cold chain facility for agricultural, horticultural,dairy, fish & marine, poultry & meat products by establishing linkage from farm gate to the consumer, end to end, to reduce losses through efficient storage, transportation and minimal processing. The different components of the Cold Chain projects are as under:
Minimal Processing Centre at the farm level and centres is to have facility for weighing, sorting,grading waxing, packing,pre-cooling, Control Atmosphere (CA)/ Modified Atmosphere (MA) cold storage,normal storage and Individual Quick Freezing(IQF).
Mobile pre-cooling vans and reefer trucks.
Distribution hubs with multi products and multi Control Atmosphere (CA)/ Modified Atmosphere(MA) chambers/ cold storage/ Variable Humidity Chambers, Packing facility,Cleaning in Process (CIP) Fog treatment, Individual Quick Freezing (IQF) and blast freezing.