Spread sheet model for estimating wastage periodically
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.