Rising heat stress has incurred losses upto $3.75 billion dollars for farmers in India according to the Climate Transparency Report 2022
In 2021, USD 159 billion, or 5.4% of India;s GDP was estimated as potential income loss (including service industry, manufacturing, agriculture, and construction) from labour capacity reduction due to extreme heat .
The lack of adequate ‘cold chains’ of refrigerated warehousing and transport causes two million vaccine preventable deaths each year, and the waste of 200 million tonnes of food.
Agriculture and Animal Husbandry value chains have different cooling needs at different stages. Some needs can be fulfilled by passive cooling designs, however the need for active cooling is due to a gap. Cold Storage of different capacities to store seeds, farm produce, value added products and avoid post harvest losses.
Solar-powered refrigerators for commercial use