India needs cold storage facilities for fruits and vegetables. 30% gets wasted annually
India wastes 59 MT fruits, vegetables every year
Press Trust of India / New Delhi December 21, 2010, 16:22 IST
"About 30 per cent of the fruits and vegetables grown in India get wasted annually due to lack of proper infrastructure which is a cause of concern," Thomas said.
Thomas also said that only two per cent of horticultural produce is being processed in the country now, which is way below the average in China at 15 per cent and 8 per cent for the Asia Pacific region.
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