A new cold storage facility built with government assistance at the Industrial Estate Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district is giving local growers hope. The facility allows farmers to preserve and store their crops for longer periods of time, allowing them to get better prices for their produce. The facility is a much-needed boost for farmers who have struggled in recent years due to a lack of proper storage facilities.
The facility has a capacity of 2,000 tons and a modern grading and packing line with an average capacity of 5 metric tons per hour. The facility’s modern technology and efficient management are expected to bring substantial benefits to farmers in the region. “This facility is a game-changer for us farmers. We no longer have to worry about losing our crops due to the lack of proper storage facilities. We can now preserve our crops for longer periods and get better prices for our produce,” said a grower.