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ICAR - Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering & Technology
AN ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFIED INSTITUTION (Formerly ISO 9001:2008 Certified)
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Agriculture Structures & Environmental Control

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Major Programme

Development of low cost cold chain transport and storage for selected fruits and vegetables.C. A. and M. A. and ultra low O2 storage for perishable goods and super atmospheric O2 levels for preservation of fruits and vegetables.

  • Application of nanotechnological storage, intelligent packaging, vacuum packaging to fresh, minimally process and value added products from fruits and vegetables
  • Transport simulation for bulk handling and improvements in packaging material.
  • Development of new value added products, equipment and pilot plants for liquid foods/juices including use of ultra filtration and membrane filtration technology.
  • Application of modern technologies such as near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), computer Tomography, magnetic resonance imaging computer vision, image processing for precision post harvest management quality sorting and grading of agricultural and food product.
  • Technology for fuel-alcohols from agricultural biomass.
  • Modern techniques for conversion of biomass into fuel oils
  • Modern biotechnological processes for production of fuel alcohols
  • Environmental control measures to livestock, poultry and aquaculture production
  • Application of evaporative cooling concept to the animal shelters for their comfort.
  • Development of micro-processor based temperature control strategies in conventional and modern grain storage structures.
  • Development/evaluation of nano cooling technology based refrigerated storage structures for bulk and retail storage and transport
  • Methods for conservation of nutrients, flavour and texture of value added products through high pressure processing techniques
  • Application of enzyme technology for reduction of off flavours and anti nutrients in processed foods.
  • Improvement of microbial strains for reduction in processing time and enhanced quality of final products such as fruit beverages, cheese, soy sauce, tempeh etc.
  • Development of micro-processor based temperature control strategies in conventional and modern grain storage structures.
  • Development of equipment and pilot plants on ultra filtration and membrane filtration technology for liquid foods/juices and value added products.
  • Assessment of post-harvest losses and suggesting remedial measures for various commodities. 
  • Development of equipment and package of practices for on farm cooling/chilling of fruits and vegetables
  • Development of drying and dehydration technologies for fruits and vegetables for better quality and safety
  • Development of quick cooking Indian ethnic food items and sprouted grains and process for enhancing their shelf life.
  • Development of methods for rapid detection of mycotoxins in cereals and cereal based products and techniques for detoxification.
  • Package for longer shelf life of meat, poultry and fish
  • Application of bio waste in development of packaging materials.