November 5, 2011 admin

CIPHET licenses green chilli powder/puree technology to four entrepreneurs

Ludhiana, 6 Nov –  In an indication of rising demand of green chilli and gree puree powder technology, Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology today transferred this technology to four entrepreneurs from across the country.
Notably, with intervention of CIPHET now powder of chillies would also be available in green colour like of red chillies, thanks to process standardized for green chillies/puree at the institute. The benefits are immense to consumers as well as to the farming community.  “Maturation stage of chilli into green colour is one month less as compare to chilli turning into red colour. As the production of powder/puree from green chilli is now possible with technological intervention of CIPHET, farmers would not require keeping their fields occupied one month more in wait of chillies turning into red. Similarly, green chillies powder/puree would provide more fresh and natural taste than red chillies,” said Senior Scientists Dr Dilip Jain, Dr Ramesh Kumar and Dr Mirdula Devi at CIPHET, who have standardized the process.
Transferring technology to entrepreneurs/farmers, Dr Patil said that the technology developed by CIPHET would provide better product for consumers. “Also, farmers/entrepreneurs adopting this technology would get good returns,” he added. T. Santosh Kumar from Hyderabad working as sales executive, who got this technology, said that he had sold number of products including insurance policies. “But, I find lot of potential in green chilli powder technology as no such product was available in market so far,” he said, adding that in red chilli powder consumers were getting lot of adulterated material.  Civil Engineer by Profession B.S Avad from Nasik said that he was also growing chillies in his village.
“Due to fluctuation of prices in the market never used to get good returns,” he said, adding that processed green chilli products are likely to solve his problem. Similarly, Pratiba Mahajan from Madya Pardesh and Vikhi Dhyaneshwar from Maharashtra also got the technology after four-day training program. Head Transfer of Technology Division Dr Deepak Raj Raj said that CIPHET had developed number of technologies and interested farmers/entrepreneurs could contact them.

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