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Post-harvest management can be a Paramount aspect of Cold Storage Project Cost because all the fruits and vegetables produced could not be sold at a constant time. Most of the time, the quantity of produce needs to be stored for processing as well as future use. Under the circumstances, cold storage becomes the Paramount aspect of the post-harvest business. Vendors face losses by not storing the produced fruits and food rightly, but cold storages can avoid the losses. 

Cold Store increases the shell life of produce and facilitates the constant supply of the fruits and foods in the market. During the season the fruits and vegetable are easily available and so their prices are minimal. When fruits and vegetables are stored in cold storages they can be sold when the fruits and vegetables season is gone and as per marketing rules its prices have gone up and cold storage vendors maximize their profit. It is need of the hour to timely process and storage fruits and vegetable in the agriculture sector. According to the research, it has proved that Indian cold storage industry is making a constant growth, at the annual growth rate of 25.8 %.

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There are more than 8186 cold stores with a capacity of  374.25 Lakh MT  available in India,  Cold stores are normally used to store perishable products e.g. processed food, agricultural produce, animal husbandry, and pharmaceutical products.

What does a small cold storage project cost? As you know, India has produced a large number of fruits and vegetables. Mostly, vegetables and fruits are spoiled due to insufficient post-harvest management. As per the synopsis, it has proved that the cold storage business is profitable in India. The estimated small cold storage plan cost is around INR 50,00,000.00 for up to 50MT to 100MT for General Purpose Uses

Actual project cost 

One-third of India’s agricultural produced fruits and vegetables are wasted due to poor cold storage and other facilities. Wastage of vegetables and fruits is caused by not proper post-harvest management and lack of facilities estimated to cost up to billions annually. Due to the poor facilities of a cold storage business in India, the prices fluctuate. The actual cold storage construction cost depends on type of storage and capacity of storage.

Cold storage construction cost   

Cold storage projects cost depends on type of storage, capacity of storage and any other factors also. Depending on one’s interest and planned budget he/she may start with the matching capacity. Once they start making profit they may further upgrade their capacities.

The cold storage construction cost may vary from few Lakhs to many Carores.

The mini cold storage project cost, varies from INR 50 Lakhs to many carores depending on the type of project and location of the project. Either, it can be near to the farms or consumer centers.

Small cold storage project cost

Small cold storage project cost prices vary from to INR 50.00 lakhs to 2.5 Carores.  Numberless companies are operating in this segment. Each of them are working in these segments depending on their capacities and resources

500 MT cold storage cost  

The Cold Storage Project Cost is varied as per storage capacities. The 500 MT General Purpose cold storage cost is amounted to be INR 2.00 Cr to 5.00 Cr. Moreover, it is based on the technology you choose to invest in. When it comes to starting the cold storage business, it’s important to design it properly, you should select well qualified consultants even though the Cold Storage Capacity Design Cost of the specific capacity is little higher. It will save up to lakhs annually if you have designed your cold storage with right technical equipment. 

You can also plant to make frozen cold storages. The 500 MT freezing storage cost may be little higher, but its in demand where supermarket and hyper market stores are getting opened or already exist. They can store their frozen products such as Ice Cream, Frozen Green Peas and other frozen products.  So, it’s worth investing in your own cold storage business.

500 mt cold storage cost

1000 MT cold storage cost    

The 1000 mt cold storage cost varies from few Lakhs to many carores depending on type of storages. As the plant and machinery costs varies depending on type of cold storages

Cold storage with food processing line is gearing up as an essential and important industry. And this is the right time to invest in this segment

Cold storage is linked between the consumption and production of the products. Depending on your area of interest you may enter at any point in this cold chain. The cold storage project cost varies accordingly.

5000 mt cold storage cost

general purpose cold storage cost more then 500 lakh , multipurpose cold storage cost more then 10 crore , control atmosphere cold storage cost more then 15 crore


How much does it cost to build a cold storage in India?

The investment will be based on the scale of the cold storage unit. According to the experts, the project of 5000 MT cold storage is estimated to be rupees 4.00 Carores to 35.00 crores in Indian rupees. The land cost is an additional value that you need to do.

How do you start a cold storage?

Need to identify types of products, storage capacities, land availability, budget available. Its better to consult a professional consultant who may answer all the queries related to how to start a cold storage business.

How does a typical cold storage plant works?

Every product has specific storage requirement which increases its self lie maintaining its nutrients values. Cold storages are designed to maintain these specific requirements of the products e.g. maintaining temperature, humidity, CO2 level etc.

Is cold storage a profitable business?

Yes Cold Storage is a profitable business in India. But ones need to incorporate many factors e.g. availability of raw materials, proper market to sell them, right selection of technologies for better quality of stored products etc..

About the author

Mr. Yogesh Dahiya (Managing director) aged 49 years, having a Diploma in Fabrication Technology, has 25 years of experience in setting up cold storage and chilling plants. After completion of Diploma in Fabrication technology, he worked with indo-Techno Frigo Ltd. As Manager (fabrication) and Purchase Executive for a period of 5 years. He then joined L&T as General Manager (Projects). In 1997 he started his own company. Mr.Yogesh Dahiya is the key person of NSSPL (group company) and his job includes holding meeting with clients, understanding their requirements, selection of sites, suggestion of right technology, preparation of engineering design, civil works etc and then finally fabrication, installation and commissioning of the entire plants. Till now he had set up 160 cold storage and chilling plants of various capacities. In this project he takes care of all the technical aspects of the company.
6 Responses
  1. Bajrang lal koolwal

    iam intersted in cold storage 500mt capacity in jaipur please tell me all details cost and required land with govt subsidy deatils

  2. Mehar singh mann

    Me cold store apne gaon me lagana chahata hu mera gaon ballah teh assandh dist karnal haryana ha 500mt usme kitna kharcha ayega land meri apni ha on road

  3. Purna Chandra Ojha

    I am interested in cold storage 500mt capacity in Odisha please tell me all details cost and required land with govt subsidy details

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