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New Technology to Keep Agri Produce Fresh for 1,000 days

When efforts are being made to reduce wastage of perishable commodities by boosting cold chain system, an Indian company has introduced “Black Box” technology, which can ensure preservation of any agriculture commodity for 1,000 days.

To offer new technology in cold storage plants in the Indian subcontinent, Saahil Peerzada and Sachin Adhikari of Viztar Agritech have tied up with Spain-based Nice Fruits, with the first two to become operational in Hyderabad in the next seven months.

Peerzada told, "The Black Box is an unique technology and is developed by scientists in Spain. It can be easily set up in any factory or plant. In normal cold storage, nitrogen is used, but in ‘Black Box’ system there will be neither nitrogen nor any preservative. The stored commodities will have their natural content, nutrition value intact for 1,000 days.”

Be it fruits, vegetables or meat, anything can be kept fresh for 1,000 days using ‘Black Box’.

Peerzada said “We have tied up with Hindustan LNG to set up two such storage plants in Hyderabad.” He also said that, the technology was tried and tested worldwide and it was patented in the US.

His company will be technology and well as equity partners in these cold storage plants to be set up in the Indian Subcontinent and subsequently, for mangoes and in Uttar Pradesh, the similar plats will be set up in Maharashtra, he informed.

Returns to farmers will increase four-fold, Peerzada claimed while talking about the benefits of the technology.

He also said that, after prices go down, farmers are forced to throw their produce on the road and due lack of proper preservation and storage facilities they cannot store it. Using this new technology, farmers will not be required to go to markets and sell their produce at modest price.


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