GCCA India Director Nominated as Vice Chairman of NCCD Committee

August 09, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC, July 12, 2012 – The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) India Division is pleased to announce that GCCA India Director Atul Khanna has been nominated as the Vice Chairman of the Logistic and Supply Chain Committee of the newly formed National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD) in India.

Founded in February 2012, the NCCD is a public-private organization that will be responsible for developing the cold chain in India.
NCCD will be led by a 22-member Governing Council, including government officials, representatives of the Confederation of Indian Industry and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, produce growers, cold chain equipment manufacturers/suppliers, and others involved in the cold chain.

NCCD is expected to do the following:

  • Provide an enabling environment for the cold chain sector and facilitate private investment in cold chain infrastructure.
  • Narrow the gap in the supply and value chain from farm to fork by improving post-harvest farm storage, developing specialized transportation, and creating cold storage facilities that meet science-based standards.
  • Address issues such as standards and protocols related to cold chain testing, verification, certification, and accreditation according to international standards.
  • Reduce the gap in skilled human resources required for the cold chain sector.

In addition, the GCCA India Division was also selected to organize a national seminar for NCCD on July 17, 2012 to develop a strategic work plan for NCCD.

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Comprised of its Core Partners, including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, the World Food Logistics Organization, the International Refrigerated Transportation Association, and the International Association for Cold Storage Construction, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA unites partners to be innovative leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry. For more information about GCCA, visit www.gcca.org .