Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Demand for Cold Storages on the rise in India

This appears to be a very good project for now?
i)For a cpacity of 100 tons permonth, you need to invest about 25 Lakshs
For storage capacity of 100 tonnes, the size of the cold storage has to be around 150 square meters.
whereas non-storage area of 100 square meters. for office, utility room and guard room is sufficient
There are turnkey suppliers of cold storage plants. They undertake supply, erection as well as
complete electrification of the plant. The main requirements are reciprocating compressors
suitable for ammonia, induction motor, blowers, overhead perforated water pipes with tanks,
electric pump, piping, ducting and insulation and standby generator ...
ii)The project cost for setting up of 5000 MT Cold Storage may be in the range of Rs.350 - 400 lakh,
including cost of the land.
Location is a very critical aspect for the success of cold storage. It should be in close
proximity of growing area as well as market and at the same time should be easily accessible
for heavy vehicles round the year. Uninterrupted power supply is yet another pre-requisite.
Cold storage unit is eligible for subsidy of 25% of the project cost subject to a maximum of Rs.50 lakhs.
However, for the project situated in North Eastern States, maximum subsidy would be Rs.60 lakhs (33.33% of the project cost)

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