Covestro (India), a pioneering high-tech polymer materials manufacturer, has initiated a significant venture aimed at combatting postharvest losses prevalent in India's horticulture and fisheries sector. The company unveiled the groundbreaking Covestro Food Security Platform on November 22nd, 2023, during a hybrid event held at the ITC Grand Chola in Chennai. This digital platform marks a collective effort bringing together government authorities, industry leaders, and farmers with the mission of empowering farmers through innovative postharvest technologies, thereby minimizing losses and augmenting the value of agricultural produce.
Speaking from his office, Shri. K Lakshminarayanan, Hon’ble Minister for Public Works, Fisheries, and Fisherman Welfare, Pondicherry, commended Covestro for its solutions, acknowledging their positive impact on both farmers and the fishing community. Shri. M. R. K. Panneerselvam, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Tamil Nadu, through a message expressed support for the platform's concept, recognizing its potential to address wastage issues and enhance farmers' income.
Mr. Anand Srinivasan, Managing Director, Covestro (India) Private Limited, emphasized the Food Security Platform as a testament to the global mission of Covestro: To make the world a brighter place. “We aim to foster innovation and growth through products, technologies, and partnerships that benefit society while minimizing environmental impact. I am confident the Food Security Platform will significantly add value to the hard work of our farmers."
Mr. B. Veeralakshmanan, Head – Inclusive Business, Indian Sub-Continent & ASEAN, affirmed, “The Covestro Food Security Platform is not solely a technological innovation; it symbolizes our commitment to building a resilient, sustainable, and inclusive future for India's agricultural community.”