Once upon a time in the year 2000 at a place called the parliament. (source: http://188.8.131.52/LssNew/psearch/QResult13.aspx?qref=14311)
A concerned minister asked another concerned minister – “What is the total quantum of fruits and vegetables spoiled every year due to inadequate facilities of storage, transportation and marketing”?
The other minister responds “As per the Report of the Sub-Working Group on Post Harvest Management, Marketing and Exports for the Ninth Plan, it is estimated that the losses vary between 8 to 37 per cent in various crops in different stages after harvest”
The Concerned minister goes on to add that the following schemes will be implemented to strengthen the post-harvest management infrastructure:
- Construction and Expansion/Modernization of Cold Storages/Storages for Horticulture produce; and
- Development of Commercial Horticulture through Production & Post Harvest Management of Horticultural Products
Once upon a time in the year 2014 (source: http://184.108.40.206/LssNew/psearch/QResult16.aspx?qref=563) , yet another concerned minister asks…
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