Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Assam farmers get training on post harvest at CIPHET


A valedictory function was organized at the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) to mark the completion of seven-day training programme on "Post Harvest Technology on Rural Catchments" for participants from SIRD Assam (Khanapara) here today at institute campus. As many as 15 farmers took part in the programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr S.K Nanda, Director Incharge, hoped that training programme might help the participants in establishing their food processing units at medium and small scale. He said that interested participants could also get complete training on specific technologies. We transfer technology to small and medium farmers intentionally at very low rates, he added. Saying that from last five years SIRD Assam sending large number of farmers for training at CIPHET, he said that they would also like to study the impact of training programme and establishment of processing units. He also distributed the certificates to the participants.

Head Transfer of Technology Division Dr Deepak Raj Rai said that establishment of food processing industry in rural catchments would help in the overall growth of people engaged in agriculture. He said that every year they conduct number of training programmes and technologies were licensed to interested farmers/entrepreneurs. Senior Scientist Dr Sangeeta Chopra took the feedback from the participants. Biran Konwon, a farmer from Assam, said that training was quite successful in delivering its objective. "The training on processing garlic, green chilli, packaging and marketing tips were quite usefull," he added.

The training programme included processing and value addition of technologies for soybean, processing and value addition of beetroot and carrot, concept of agro processing center, food packaging for rural catchments, processing and value addition for groundnut, technology for processing of onion, application of plastics in agriculture, low cost storage of fruits and vegetables, minimal processing of fruits and vegetables, meat processing technologies, value addition of garlic and ginger, processing of chillies into powder etc
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