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- There is high wastage of perishables like fruits and vegetables due to inadequate availability of cold storage.
- Ministry implements cold chain scheme but is constrained by the lack of data on wastage to better plan its scheme.
- With no metric available for measuring changes in wastage level, policy formulation becomes difficult. Accordingly a spread sheet model is required that can automatically estimate wastage levels periodically based on a standard methodology.
- In the spread sheet model secondary and survey data can be fed in so as to calculate wastage on periodic basis.
- The model can be based on the methodology used by CIPHET, Ludhiana in a recent study commissioned by Ministry of Food Processing.
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