Kashmiri entrepreneur to introduce technology to keep fruit, vegetables fresh for 1,000 days


SRINAGAR: A Kashmiri youth from apple town Sopore of north Kashmir turns international entrepreneur, Sahil Peerzada along with Sachin Adhikari of Viztar Agritech has initiated to introduce “Black Box” technology, which can ensure preservation of any agriculture commodity for 1,000 days.

Reports said that Saahil Peerzada and Sachin Adhikari of Viztar Agritech have tied up with Spain-based Nice Fruits to offer new technology in cold storage plants in the Indian subcontinent, with the first two to become operational in Hyderabad in the next seven months. “The Black Box is an unique technology and is developed by scientists in Spain. It can be easily set up in any factory or plant.

In normal cold storage, nitrogen is used. However, in ‘Black Box’ system there will be neither nitrogen nor any preservative. The stored commodities will have their natural content, nutrition value intact for 1,000 days,” Peerzada told as quoted by a news wire report.

“Be it fruits, vegetables or meat, anything can be kept fresh for 1,000 days using ‘Black Box’.” Peerzada said the technology was tried and tested worldwide and it was patented in the US.

Peerzada’s company will be technology and well as equity partners in these cold storage plants to be set up in the Indian Subcontinent. “We have tied up with Hindustan LNG to set up two such storage plants in Hyderabad,” he said.