The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has unveiled the draft design specifications for Solar Cold Storage (SCS), setting the stage for public feedback and stakeholder engagement.

Action taken report by the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board on the operation of 9 cold storages in tehsil Sadabad, Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh. During the visit, one of the cold storage units was not in operational condition and found closed. The other 8 cold storage facilities were found in operational condition.

As food insecurity and global warming rise, governments, international development partners and industry should invest in sustainable food cold chains to decrease hunger, provide livelihoods to communities, and adapt to climate change, according to this new report by the FAO and the UNEP

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of HC Singla Vs State of Punjab dated 31/10/2022.

The matter is related to biological pollution by the Susri insect. This pollution is being caused due to decaying grains, due to negligence in storage arrangements of grains by Food Corporation of India in its godowns at Sirhind Road, Patiala. The biological pollution is affecting nearby residents.

Food saved is as important as food produced.

Order of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh in the matter of Adani Wilmar Limited Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 18/06/2021.

An application was filed by Adani Wilmar in the court for the issuance of a writ in the nature of a mandamus for a direction to the state authorities to ensure that free movement of food grains etc is not hindered from and to its facility at Ferozepur, Punjab due to farmers agitation.

Order of the Madras High Court in the matter of Suo Motu Writ Petition Vs The Government of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 10/06/2021.

A suo motu writ petition was filed in the Madras High Court to direct the concerned authorities to open the paddy procurement centres where the cultivation is on a larger scale, without the farmers making representation for procuring their products, as they fear that due to lack of proper storage facilities, the paddy bags would start sprouting if the rain continues.

It is claimed that the world food supplies are more stable than the domestic supplies, and therefore free trade should achieve a higher degree of stability in prices and consumption than autarkic policies. The risk sharing implicit in such an argument, has, however never been formally examined.

This report lays out 10 “scaling interventions” designed to accelerate and spread adoption of policies and practices to help achieve a 50% reduction in food loss and waste worldwide, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3.

Around one third of the food globally produced is estimated to be lost or wasted along the supply chain. These losses affect disproportionally developing countries, which have the highest numbers of hungry and malnourished people.