Dear readers and patrons, at the onset of 2021, I warmly welcome and wish success in all activities you endeavor.

All we may know, Covid afflicted global growth like no other topic during 2020. In HVACR industry, many events and meetings cancelled, postponed or gone virtual. This however, unfolded innovative opportunities. People got used to online – in jobs and businesses; manufacturing become more self-reliant. The most obvious impetus was Atmanirbhar abhiyaan and Make in India initiative, providing a fillip to boost domestic manufacturing.

Seemingly, vaccination drive in India begins, challenging storage and transportation of Covid vaccines developed, because of pharmaceutical industry requirement to maintain storage at very low temperature – for its potency to remain intact. Much emphasis is laid on cold chain expansion and storage capacity. Maharashtra received 9.63 lakh doses of Covishield for distribution. For it, 3135 cold storage centers’ have been set up to store vaccine. In addition to cold chain, 21 walk-in coolers, four walk-in freezers, 4153 Ice Lined Refrigerators and 3937 deep freezers have been made available.

Cooling is considered a major challenge to tackle global climate change. And, looking forward to ideas that will power a green recovery and better health, the UK will host COP26 conference during November 2021. Providing you with latest content in cooling technology, we at Chary Publications keep on attending virtual meetings and networking sessions. Beginning to look into 2021, ISEER ratio, as per new standards for split and window ACs, gets effective January 1, 2021 onwards. Enjoy this issue with interesting coverage.

Additionally, even though there is an emergence of new strain of corona virus, follow hygiene protocol at work place, though face-masking is a need now, in daily life. We have already learnt the systems and lessons in 2020 to perform better; it’s time to implement the innovative approach. Hence, reset focus to handle the new normal times and move ahead with strong resolve.

Please do write to me with your inputs to serve you in the best possible ways at

Pravita Iyer
Publisher & Director

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