Friday, September 21, 2012

Training programme on post harvest concludes at CIPHET

Ludhiana, September 21

A five-day training programme on 'Post Harvest Technologies for Rural Catchments' for the farmers from Ahmednagar, Maharashtra was today concluded at the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) at its campus. The training was sponsored by the Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Ahmednagar.

Distributing certificates to the participants, Head Transfer of Technology Division Dr Deepak Raj Rai informed that they offer number of training programmes on different technologies to the farmers and entrepreneurs. "We also offer short term two day training programme on specific technology, which also includes hands-on-training," he said, adding that aim of CIPHET is to develop entrepreneurship by training farmers in the latest technologies. He advised the farmers to maintain quality and adopt food safety norms for growth in the food processing industry.

Senior Scientist Dr Sangeeta Chopra took feedback from the farmers for further improvement in training programmes. The five day programme included lectures and practical training on product development & processing of oilseeds, value added products from beet root crops, agro-processing technologies, marketing of agricultural produce, value addition technology for soybean and evaporative cooled structures, ginger and garlic dehydration, production of green chilli powder and puree, shade net house technology and preparation of cattle feed pellets from potato waste etc.
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