Chief Operating Officer, National Center for Cold Chain Development (NCCD)
Mr. Asheesh Fotedar holds over 20 years of rich experience in Designing and Executing turnkey refrigeration projects /Sales & Marketing / Revenue Expansion with the Refrigeration industry. He has extensive experience in the development of cold storage projects, as well as expertise in business operations and HVAC and refrigeration projects.
Mr. Asheesh Fotedar started his journey with Majestic Park Plazza, Ludhiana as HVAC Engineer, Projects. His Notable contribution during his association with Majestic Park Plazza was Installing and handing over the Cold room project for the Indian Army in the LEH sector of Drass, kargil, in a record seven days time in 2001. He also worked as the Regional Head (Projects and Supermarket) - Refrigeration for Blue Star Ltd., Gurgaon.
Mr. Asheesh went on to join Motherson Zanotti Refrigeration System Ltd., NOIDA as the Sales and Marketing Head (Refrigeration Division) for India and SAARC Region.
Mr. Asheesh has been working as the Promoter of SSEC(System Solution Engineering Consultants) since 2012 which is his own consulting enterprise, specialising in delivery of key solutions to customers for developing their cold storage Project solutions from the inception till completion of the project. He is also the Director- Sales and Marketing(Cold Chain - India) of Emerson Climate Technologies (I) Ltd since March 2012.
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Executive Dialogue 1 – Ensuring a Sustainable Cold Chain by India@100 Powered by Danfoss IndustriesNew Delhi
Session Brief: India has emerged as one of the world's second-largest producers of fruits and vegetables. However, with India's growing population, there will be an additional 430 million mouths to feed, hinting that food security and hunger to remain the most pressing concerns in the next few decades. Further, the sector continues to experience significant post-harvest losses, which are a cause of rising distress for India's small-holder farmers. The Indian government recognises the need for developing post-harvest infrastructure and has formulated several schemes, such as the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), Mega Food Park Scheme, and Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF). Recent interventions, such as the formation of the Doubling Farmers Income (DFI) committee and the Gati-Shakti Master Plan, will improve farmers' income, increase employment opportunities and strengthen market linkages. This journey of developing a sustainable cold chain will help the country decarbonise its energy system and increase its economy and meet the Net Zero ambitions by mid-century. However, some questions still need answers:
- What hinders the on-ground implementation of government programs for strengthening cold-chain infrastructure? How can these be resolved?
- Is it difficult to develop a sustainable cold chain in India, employing energy-efficient technologies?