Friday, May 10, 2013



The Directorate of Extension Education and the Department of Processing and Food Engineering of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) conducted a five-day training course on "Starting small-scale agro-based industry." The farmers from different parts of the Punjab state participated in the course which culminated here today.

Giving details, Dr T.S. Riar, Course Coordinator, said that the trainees were imparted theoretical as well as practical training in the processing of wheat, paddy, turmeric, chillies, mushrooms, honey, jaggery, milk, and fruits and vegetables. Besides dwelling upon the scope and significance of agri-business in Punjab, and the management of fruits and vegetables; the experts gave useful tips on agro- processing with focus on the use of farm machinery, he added. Informing that the farmers were also educated about agricultural marketing, and loan facilities offered by various banks, he told that for practical experience, the trainees visited agro-industries at village Landey (Bagapurana) of district Moga.

Dr Amarjit Singh and Dr Tarsem Chand, Technical Coordinators of the course, provided technical expertise and guidance to the participants on various aspects of agro-processing.

Dr Rupinder Kaur, while proposing the vote of thanks, exhorted the trainees to start their agro-enterprise for good economic returns.
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