June 10, 2021 | Investopaper
A cold storage with a capacity of 7,500 tons constructed in Banke with an investment of over Rs 25 crores has come into operation. About 60 percent of the cold storage has been utilized in a short period of time for the storage of fruits, vegetables, herbs, seeds and food grains.
A state-of-the-art cold storage with a capacity of 7,500 tons has been constructed in Janaki Gaonpalika-4 of Banke for preserving the quality of vegetables, fruits and herbs.
The cold storage has been constructed with the investment of Rs.25.39 crores from eight private investors. This cold storage is the largest and most modern cold storage in western Nepal. It covers the area equal to two bighas.
The storage is constructed by Nepalgunj Cold Storage and Ware Housing Pvt. Ltd. and has four chambers. Vegetables, fruits and herbs can be stored at separate temperatures in all the four chambers. The store will charge around Rs 1 per kg for storing one kg of fruits and vegetables for one month according to the season. A generator has also been provided in the cold storage to prevent the temperature from fluctuating 24 hours a day.
Entrepreneurs from different districts of Karnali, have started storing apples, oranges, peanuts and potatoes after the construction of the cold storage.