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Solar powered van brings fresh vegetables to locked-down customers

Bangalore, April 16 2020: The Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) has designed and developed  a van designed to keep vegetables and fruits not only dust-free and hygienic, but also fresh for two days with the evaporating cooling technology.
It has proved very useful at a time when people are locked down because of the coronavirus threat.  The van is solar powered  and has facility to keep trays for storing vegetables, leafy vegetables and fruits with a cooling chamber. In the backside, it has a LED TV for displaying the prices of produce. T
he TV can also be used for disseminating social messages and crucial information to farmers on horticulture, explains says G. Senthil Kumaran, Principal Scientist at the IIHR’s Post Harvest Technology and Agricultural Engineering Division.
An electronic weighing machine with computerised billing facility too has been provided.  ( Source Nuffood Spectrum)