ASSOCHAM & NABARD presents webinar on
“Revamping the Future Indian Cold Chain Industry”
Innovation, Challenges, Trends, Opportunities and Way Forward in the State of Tamil Nadu

17 March, 2021

About Event

The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) is the country's oldest and most agile apex chamber, always evolving with the times ever since it was set up in 1920. The ASSOCHAM reaches out to and serves over 4.5 lakh members from trade, industry and professional services through over 400 associations, federations and regional chambers spread across the length and breadth of the country. It has built a strong presence in states, as also spread its wings in the key cities of the world.
Latest technology used world over in cold chain sector, is making inroads in India. And with the government sanctioning new cold chain projects in the recent past, the demand for more efficient cold storages is going to increase in the future. Indian agriculture urgently needs a third revolution: The COOL REVOLUTION to build efficient market links through a sustainable cold chain. Hence, with further support from government, new players are going to enter India and a platform is required where these latest know how, equipments and infra facilities gets noticed and new players are made aware of. To reach its full economic potential and to achieve the mission of doubling the income of farmers as envisioned by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi.
The Indian cold chain market was worth INR 1,121 Billion in 2018. The market is further projected to reach INR 2,618 Billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 14.8% during 2019-2024. Cold chains impart storage and distribution services for products that have to be maintained at a given temperature. The recent announcement by Hon’ble Finance Minister, to geo-tag India’s cold storage facilities by NABARD to help them become more efficient is an exemplary step towards the development of the Cold Chain Facility.
Keeping in mind the importance of Cold Chain Sector during Pandemic and in order to focus on the areas like latest technology and innovation in the sector, creation of the cold chain infrastructure, statutory clearances required from the state government, role of clean energy, and linking all these activities with market. ASSOCHAM Southern region office is organizing a Virtual Conference on “Revamping the Future Indian Cold Chain Industry: Innovation, Challenges, Trends, Opportunities and Way Forward, on 17th March 2021 ( 11am to 1 Pm ). 
Invited Speakers:
·    Dr. S. Sudharshan, Deputy General Manager, NABARD Regional Office, Tamil Nadu
·    Shri. B N S Murthy, CEO, National Centre for Cold Chain Development, Government of India
·  S. Anandakumar. ME. PhD, Asst Professor (Food process Engineering), Department of Food Packaging & System Development Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT)
·    Dr. K. Rathnam, Chief Executive Officer, Milky Mist Dairy
·    Mr. N K Mohanan, Senior Vice President, Rinac India
·    Dr. B. Sridhar, Dean – Agri Engg. Tamil Nadu Agriculture University
·    Shri. A D Padma Singh Issac, Chairman & Managing Director, Aachi Masala Group
·    Ms. Uma S Nair, Regional Director – Southern region, ASSOCHAM
In this connection, on behalf of the ASSOCHAM we would like to invite you as delegate to attend this timely and meaningful discussion.
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