Cold storages play a vital role in extending the shelf life and period of marketing, avoiding glut and post-harvest losses reducing transport bottlenecks during peak period of production and maintenance of quality of produce. Hence, the development of cold storages in the country has an important role in reducing the wastages of the perishable commodities and providing remunerative prices to the growers and to make available farm products to the consumers at competitive and affordable prices. Further, the farmers are also now habituated to store their commodity in cold storage to avoid quality and quantitative losses.
Increasing urbanization and growth of organized retail, food servicing and food processing sector are boosting the growth of cold chain industry in India. The trend is shifting towards establishing multipurpose cold storages and providing end to end services to control parameters throughout the value chain.