February 21, 2012 admin

Training on post harvest begins at CIPHET

Ludhiana,February21: A five-day training on ‘Post Harvest Technology for Rural Catchments’ for the farmers of Vaishali, Bihar, today has begun at the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET). Total of 16 farmers are taking part in the training programme, which is sponsored by the Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA).
Speaking at the inaugural session, Head Transfer of Technology Division Dr Deepak Raj Rai said that potential in post harvest sector in our country still need to be tapped. He said that farmers could increase their income manifolds by value addition. Suggesting the farmers to get maximum benefit out of the training programme, he said that farmers would also be getting an opportunity for hands-on-training on various technologies developed by the CIPHET.
Technical Officer O.P Moondan, informed participants they would be supporting them for setting up the units, even after completion of their training. The major technologies to be covered under the training programme included post harvest management and value addition of fruits and vegetables, low cost storage of fruits and vegetables, preparation of composite cattle feed from waste potato, food packaging for quality and safety, processing and value addition of technologies for soybean, agro processing techniques, cereal crops for value addition, fruit fly traps, chilli/turmeric processing and practical on extrusion processing etc.

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