Solar Cold Storage

A Sustainable Solution For food Security And Preservation

Name: Baba Devaraj Gayadane

Location : Bhugaon , Maharashtra

The Problems

Baba Devaraj Gayadane was facing significant losses due to post-harvest spoilage of vegetables. The village did not have access to a reliable and affordable source of electricity, making it difficult to operate a conventional cold storage facility. Distress due to unavailability of considerable profit for sustainability

The Solution

Installation of solar-powered cold storage facility with the support of Vaishali Gan Foundation. The facility uses solar panels to generate electricity, which is then used to power the cold storage unit.

The Impact

Rate of spoilage of produced yield drastically reduced, considerable profits generated due to excellent quality made available to the market, all thanks to the Solar Cold Storage situated close to the farms, as well as regular updates regarding the freshness of the produce, and also regarding further steps to be taken via Coldtivate


Solar Cold Storage

Baba Devaraj Gayadane

Namaskar, my full name is Baba Devaraj Gayadane, I am from Bhugaon, Nagpur district. By profession I’m an Farmer. In our farm, we grow apple gourd, Cluster beans, bottle gourd, Ladyfinger etc. Before this, we used to keep the vegetables at home if the market was closed. But now, Solar Cold Storage has been installed at our Village by Vaishali Gyan Foundation. Because of this, we can store our goods here and if we store the goods for a day or two, there is no difference in quality. The price of the goods is the same as that of fresh goods. So, we have benefited a lot from this. Thank you very much for providing us this facility

Benefits Of Solar Cold Storage In Rural Areas

Reduces post-harvest spoilage of vegetables, leading to increased income for farmers and reduced food wastage.

Creates jobs in the village and boosts the local economy.

Reduces reliance on fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions.

Provides a reliable and affordable source of cold storage for farmers, even in areas without access to grid electricity


Solar cold storage is a viable and sustainable solution for reducing post-harvest spoilage and improving the lives of farmers in rural areas. It is a technology that is worth investing in, and it can play a significant role in improving food security and rural development.