A fruit and vegetable crisis may be coming after the government of Pakistan decided to charge commercial tariffs for the industrial energy connections of cold storages. The concern about the crisis was raised at a meeting of the All Pakistan Cold Storage Association (APCSA).
Up until recently, cold storages were given electricity and power at reduced rates instead of at the set commercial tariff. Cold storages are a vital component in the supply chain of perishable goods in the country. The recent decision by the government to gain more revenue by charging the storages commercial tariffs has caused an uproar with the sector.