Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bidar: Humnabad gets cold storage plant for fruits

An integrated cold storage plant aimed at increasing exports of fruits from Bidar district is expected to come up in Humnabad in the next 18 months.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting up the cold storage plant at a cost of Rs. 8.04 crore was signed between Karnataka State Agricultural Produce Processing and Export Corporation Ltd. (KAPPEC) and Agricultural and Processing Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) here on Friday.
The plant includes pack house, washing, grading and waxing line, besides two pre-cooling units of six tonnes capacity, four export cold rooms of 50 tonnes capacity each, commercial cold storage comprising three rooms of 300 tonnes and a reefer van.