PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) in association with National Centre for Cold-chain Development (NCCD), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare is going to organise a day long Outreach Awareness Programme on Cold Chain on March 24, 2017 at Gangtok in Sikkim. A host of policymakers, industry representatives and other relevant stakeholders would take part in the summit to establish cold chains in the entire northern eastern part of the country and especially in Sikkim.
The programme will begin at 10:00 am at Hotel Tarayana Grand, Dicheling, Gangtok, Sikkim (Near Chandmari Road) to deliberate on local issues and their relevance including consequences on possibilities of setting up of series of cold chains to prevent the wastage of food, fruit, vegetables and the like as also connect Sikkim with other prevailing cold chains in and around the country.
President, PHD Chamber, Gopal Jiwarajka pointed out that north east being of the critical significance, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare including the PHD Chamber are of the view that huge possibilities exist in the north east and particularly in Sikkim to set up series of cold chains as these would engage the produce of the farmers of this part of India as well as create additional employment opportunities for its youth.
It is in this backdrop that the event is being organised as it would lead to explore the potential of north east and get its economic activities connected with the rest of India because of potential factor which needs to be realised without any further delay, he added.
Director, PHD Chamber, Dr. Ranjeet Mehta who is organising the event said that policy makers from central as well as state including representatives of industry would gather to extensively discuss possibilities for series of cold chains in this part of the country for its overall economic uplift. He added that this programme is an initiative of National Centre for Cold-chain Development (NCCD), Ministry of Agriculture.