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The overall perishable food production in India is over 400 million metric tonnes. However, 15-50 per cent of this perishable food is lost due to lack of proper cold chain. Though the cold chain industry in India is still in its infancy, it is likely to grow by 15 per cent over the next 5 years. It is estimated that cold chain market in India valued at $167.24 bn in 2016 will reach $234.49 bn by 2020. Here we present to you an in-depth analysis on what’s in store for cold chain industry in India.

Apart from handling the agricultural produces, cold chain remains the critical link for proper storage and transportation of pharma and healthcare, dairy and confectionary, and processed foods. Temperature-controlled transportation plays the most critical role in this context. Charles D’Costa, Chief Sales Officer – Cold Chain, DHL SmarTrucking India elucidates how an automated temperature-controlled trucking service could help to ensure that temperature-sensitive goods are handled in compliance with all relevant regulations.

Air pollution is a global issue. Reports suggest that about 92 per cent of the world’s population lives in places where the WHO air quality guidelines levels are not met. California continues to have the most cities on the list of most polluted cities thanks to devastating wildfires and increasing vehicular movement. India is no exception to this problem. Today, 13 of the world’s 20 cities with the highest annual levels of air pollution are in India. Jack Broadbent, who is responsible for directing the Air District’s programs to achieve a healthy breathing environment for every Bay Area resident, explains how the US can help India in the area of air quality.

Again, power consumption in data centres is a global problem as data centres consume around 200-TWh each year. In data centres, about 40 per cent of the total electrical energy is consumed for cooling the IT equipment. Dr. D.B. Jani from Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad enlightens the strategies to improve energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption in data centres.

We hope you’ll enjoy reading this issue as always! Please write to me at pravita@charypublications.in.

Pravita Iyer
Publisher & Director

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