Karnataka State

Kalaburagi to get cold storage unit for fruits and vegetables

The Karnataka State government has given approval to establishing cold storage facility for vegetables and fruits in Kalaburagi. The government will allocate funds for setting up the cold storage with a 5,000-ton capacity.

Addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone for the proposed farmers training centre building at Kotnoor D Village on the outskirts of the city, Minister for Agriculture B.C. Patil said that farmers are facing great difficulty in the absence of cold storage, especially after harvesting. Farmers ended up throwing vegetables and fruits on the road after finding it difficult to sell their produces during the lockdown and such units will help them in preserving their produce for a longer period.

Patil added that a tender for the establishment of the cold storage has been floated. The foundation stone for the unit will be laid tentatively by next month and the unit is likely to be thrown open for usage by the end of this year.

Source: thehindu.com

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