State is working towards benefiting farmers. After inaugurating the cold chain and warehouse at Amaragol APMC premises constructed by the Karnataka State Agriculture Produce Process and Export Corporation Ltd in association with Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre.
A long-pending demand of farmers for a cold chain in Hubballi to preserve agricultural produce has been met. It has a 2100 tonne storage capacity and built at a cost of Rs 10.8 crore. The warehouse, built at a cost of, Rs 4.6 crore.
Farmers have been cultivating mangoes across 35,000 hectares in this region but they didn’t have adequate facilities to preserve and process it, Farmers can use this cold chain to preserve their produce and sell them them when they get good rates in the market – Krishna Byre Gowda