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Later this month, Dairy Tech exhibition will be held in Bangalore. Cooling India will be present there. I invite our readers to visit our booth No. L-37 in Hall 2. When we talk about dairy industry, India ranks at top of the world. The country's milk production is estimated at around 170 mt. Refrigeration and cold storage industry plays a crucial part in this. According to The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), India recently surpassed the US and has now the biggest cold-storage capacity in the world with 131 million cubic meters of space. Refrigeration in the dairy industry has made great advance in the past decade. Refrigeration is crucial for the food sector because it helps in ensuring optimal preservation of foodstuffs that are perishable and thereby provides consumers with safe and wholesome products. Efficient production of any dairy product also depends on the careful selection of refrigeration equipment. The use of appropriate refrigeration system provides optimum cooling power and the required temperature range at all times.
With all these technologies in use, the per capita availability of milk in India has more than doubled to about 340 grams per day today, which is more than the world average, thus representing a sustained growth in availability of milk and milk products for the young population of our country. The success of the dairy industry has resulted from the integrated co-operative system of milk collection, transportation, processing and distribution.
Modern dairy industry is highly technological and the demands for temperature control throughout the value chain are rigid. In dairy production, end products such as milk, yoghurt and ice cream require precise temperature management to achieve a consistent quality in a safe and efficient way. Continuous and ubiquitous refrigeration is necessary throughout the perishable food chain, from production to consumers
Introduction of modern equipment in the HVAC&R industry will definitely play a vital role in the years to come, not just for the dairy industry but for the entire food industry. Look forward to meeting and interacting with the manufacturers at the exhibition.
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