2014

Vegetable Chiller for Farmers

A cost-cum-energy efficient, sustainable and environment friendly device to store unsold or excess vegetables produced by rural farmers, is a welcome innovation when India is reporting heavy food losses. The innovation is targeted towards the working class of ‘rural small farmers’ who constitute a majority of India’s farming population. The chiller can help farmers in storing their valuable horticulture produce in a device which consumes minimal power, such that they can preserve their farm produce and sell it when market prices rise. The chiller can operate in rural areas with interrupted grid power supply, is low maintenance and is CFC free.