Tiruchirapalli, Oct 6: The Tiruchirapalli Regional Engineering College Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park (TREC-STEP) has won the World Bank's 'Development Marketplace Award 2008' for its mini cold storage project, according to its Executive Director R M P Jawahar.
Jawahar said the project was among 22 out of 1,800 received from 16 countries to compete for the award that carries a grant support of Rs two lakh. The grant amount is given in US Dollars. He received the award from the Vice- President of World Bank Katherine Sierra at the Bank headquarters in Washington DC, recently. He said the project would meet the requirements of small farmers to prevent wastage of vegetables in farmers' markets by 50 per cent.
This would be demonstrated at ten farmers' markets benefitting about to 3,000 farmers, he added.