Interactive Socio-Technical Practicum

Preservation and cost reduction of Apples in Himachal Pradesh

Students: Rishabh Sahu, Rajiv Ranjan Yadav, Ankit Yadav, Shivam Arora;
Mentors: Dr. Rajeshwari Dutt, Dr. Ramna Thakur

According to the world renowned US based manufacturing company Emerson, India is the world‟s second largest producer of fruits and vegetables but is not as good in preserving the materials that‟s why it is throwing away fresh produce worth INR 133 billion every year and it has to import the basic fruits like apple, papaya from other states like Australia.

Our projects aims at the steps that can be taken to store and preserve apples till they reach to the consumers at retail level and methods for cost reduction. If the wastage is reduced it will help to bring down the cost. We will look at the techniques that can be implemented atevery step of apple production to get a better yield.

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