Chennai-dependent APM Terminal India has bagged CII Chilly Chain Awards 2021 for outstanding functionality in chilly storage, whilst other awardees contain Adani Agri Fresh, Chilly Person Warehousing and Distribution, Magnus Farm Fresh, Aimijay Agri Fresh and SK Chilly Storage.

Announcing the awards on Thursday, CII mentioned that it has launched the Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) as a different phase for the awards from this year to really encourage this most critical phase of the agri source chain.

Tamil Nadu Banana Producer Firm received the award for outstanding functionality amid the FPOs. At the identical time, Vizhuthugal Agricultural Farmers Producer Firm, Hunagunda Horticulture FPC, Shri Amaranarayana Horticulture FPC, Amrita Dhara Milk Producer Marketing and advertising Cooperative Modern society and Gaukaran FPC are a handful of many others who also obtained the awards.

This year, the jury for the awards was chaired by Ashok Dalwai, CEO of National Rainfed Spot Authority and co-chaired by Pawanexh Kohli, former CEO of National Centre for Chilly Chain Progress.

“A effectively-made sustainable chilly chain community will help in the reduction of wastage, enhance benefit addition, promote crop diversification, make sure better return to the farmers, and also handle essential concerns of meals security and meals inflation,” Amrit Lal Meena, distinctive secretary (logistics) in Ministry of Commerce mentioned whilst addressing a plenary session, organised by CII.

Guaranteeing shipping and delivery by way of multi-modal logistics is critical to improve the write-up-harvest administration across all the source chain touchpoints, mentioned B Thiagarajan, handling director of Blue Star.

P Ravichandran, president of Danfoss Industries, mentioned that an powerful chilly source chain would also right impression the financial system. “Refrigerated source-chain logistics is essential towards reaching sustainable development aims of thoroughly clean weather and is a key enabler for reaching the 5 trillion-greenback financial system,” mentioned Ravichandran, who is also chairman of CII Endeavor Pressure on Publish-Harvest and Logistics.