Friday, July 12, 2013



To educate the officers of categories II and III of Food Corporation of India about the "Safe Storage of Food Grains and Quality Standards," the Directorate of Extension Education of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will organize a training course from July 15 -20 at Farmers' Service Centre of the University.

Giving course details, Dr M.S. Gill, Director of Extension Education, said that the PAU subject-matter specialists will shed light on the changing role of Punjab in national food security; import of food grains; procurement policy and marketing practices of food grains. Besides laying thrust on grading, classification and quality assurance of cereal and coarse grains; the experts will dwell upon the quality control equipments and procedures; operation and management of grain moisture meters; and quality assurance to the consumers. He further said that the rice milling and quality control in modern rice mills; and cleaning, grading, drying, aeration and air tight storage will be the other focus areas.

Elaborating, Dr Gill told that the trainees will be imparted practical as well as theoretical training in the identification and management of insect-pests of stored grains; safe use of pesticides in stored grains; problems and management of pesticide residues in stored grains; and bird management in grain storage facilities.

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