About 1.3 billion tons of food is globally wasted per year says a report from Food and Agriculture Organization of UN. The data by Ministry of Food Processing Industries estimates the harvest and post-harvest loss of India’s major agricultural produce at Rs 92,651 crore ($13 billion). The loss is three times the budget for the agricultural sector which stands Rs 35,984 crore ($5 billion). This is status quo even after the budget saw a 44% hike from Rs. 24,909 crore ($4 billion) in 2015-16.
The harvest and post-harvest process chain consists of a very crucial segment of Transportation. From the time of harvest to the time it reaches the market, if the losses are so huge, it is worth pondering what can be improved. The analysis of production data between 2012 and 2014 at wholesale prices by CIPHET shows that about 16% of fruits of vegetables, valued at Rs 40,811 crore ($6 billion), were lost.
One can now dramatically reduce these losses significantly by using the efficient one-point transportation solution ie. Nimbu Mirchee.
What is Nimbu Mirchee?
My Farm Info is a one platform solution for all the farming woes. Farmers can use thus open-source platform to get better information and services at any stage of cultivation. Right from the pre-plantation preparation, to cultivation precautions, weather forecasts, crop insurance to harvest and post-harvest all the segments find a place here.
Nimbu Mirchee is the solution provided by My Farm Info when it comes to the aspect of post harvest ie. safe transportation with proper storage facilities at affordable costs. Thus, while the name of the service does resemble the common practice in Indian households used to ward of evil, Nimbu Mirchee as a transportation service does in fact achieve the purpose in a very literal sense of the term.
Nimbu Mirchee offers an automated and simple Truck hiring process available to anyone in the country. Just provide a few details and the system gets back to you with detailed quote. One can choose the City, Date of requirement, Type of Crop, Weight capacity and No. of vehicles according to what best suits the need.
Nimbu Mirchee offers a vehicles as per requirement with GPS tracking, options for refrigeration, weather forecasting and insurance, monitoring driving roots and managing any issues one might face in heavy transport.
This video explains the whole lot of benefits you can derive from Nimbu Mirchee.
How does Food undergo losses during Transport?
Fruits and vegetables contain 65 – 95 % water. Anything that increases the rate of depletion of product’s food and water reserves increases the likelihood of losses. This can be caused by high temperature, low atmospheric humidity and physical injury.
Transport losses are high, particularly in developing countries. Fruits and vegetables are very prone to mechanical injury. Careless handling during loading and unloading; vibration of the vehicle, bad roads and overpacking to maximize profits are major reasons
Packages are often squeezed into the vehicle in order to maximize the revenue for transporters.
These damaged areas become a entry source for infestations by moulds and bacteria. Respiration is also an important aspect. Poor ventilation leads to the accumulation of carbon dioxide. Increase in concentration of carbon dioxide will quickly ruin the produce.
Produce can be damaged when exposed to extreme temperatures. Bad temperature control can lead to significant losses. Overheating leads to decay, and increases the rate of water loss.
Vehicle breakdown are a significant cause of losses in some cases. Perishable produce is left exposed to sun for a day or more until the repairs are done and gets damaged.
How Nimbu Mirchee minimizes losses?
Nimbu Mirchee provides
- Automated Truck Hiring
- Operation Transparency
- GPS enabled Tracking
- Safe Delivery
- Verified Third Party Trucks
- Ability to Buy Insurance Anytime
These aspects greatly reduce the costs while also deliver great service. One can keep track of the truck with GPS, be insured against sudden weather losses, have verified and accountable truck service and 24×7 dedicated control room which operates to take corrective measures when needed.
Following are the Nimbu Mirchee transport solution features for a FMCG along with Agriculture and Diary industry.
Thus, Nimbu Mirchee delivers one-stop solution with amazing features for all transportation woes available to anyone in just a few clicks.