Model Training Course on “Processing, Value Addition and Entrepreneurship Development in Post-Harvest Sector” conducted at ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana
Start date: 14 Jan, 2019
End date: 21 Jan, 2019
Venue: Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (ICAR-CIPHET), Ludhiana
A Model Training Course on “Processing, Value Addition and Entrepreneurship Development in Post-Harvest Sector” sponsored DoE, MoA&FW, Govt of India was conducted at ICAR - Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (ICAR-CIPHET), Ludhiana from 14 to 21 January, 2019. Total 18 participants from different states of the country participated in the 8 Day long programme. The valedictory programme was presided over by chief guest Dr. Rajbeer Singh Director, ICAR- Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Ludhiana. The Course Director, Dr. Sandeep Mann articulated the gathering that the aims of training was to bring together the officers from the State Development Department (Agriculture/Horticulture) of the country on a common platform to discuss and update various processing, technological and entrepreneurial aspects in post-harvest sector. The officials from different field of expertise ranging from marketing, cluster development to research from across the nation took part in the model training course.
Director of ICAR-CIPHET, Dr. R.K. Singh emphasized on the timely interventions through such training programmes as farmers are already at a point where agricultural production is maximum, but lack of post-harvest know-how like value addition and processing have limited the producer’s share in consumer’s rupee. He appreciated the participants for their active role in successful completion of the programme.
Dr. Rajbeer Singh addressed the participants and urged them to disseminate the knowledge earned during the training to stakeholders. He emphasized on the importance of training the state government functionaries as they are the agents of farmers’ welfare at large.
During 8 days long training programme, participants interacted with the experts from field of pulses processing, minimal processing, and agricultural extension. They had series of fruitful discussions with experts like Dr. BVC Mahajan, Director, Punjab Horticultural Post-Harvest Technology Center (PAU); Dr. Harjeet Singh Dhaliwal, Director, PAMETI, Ludhiana and Mr Parveen Bhatia, DDM, NABARD, Ludhaiana.
ICAR-CIPHET Ludhiana organized an ICAR sponsored 21 days Winter School on “Recent engineering interventions in food and by-product processing for sustainable growth and profitability’ during October 05-25 Oct, 2018.
ICAR-Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology has celebrated Mahila Kisan Diwas on 15 Oct., 2018. A progressive women farmer, Smt. Gurudev Kaur Deol was felicitated by Dr. S.K. Tyagi, the Director (i/c), ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana and Dr. Sandeep Mann, Head (I/c), Transfer of Technology Division in the presence of chief guest, Dr. Illias, Former Director (ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana) (photo enclosed). A deliberate discussion was made about the challenges of Women Farmers during a debate competition organized on the topic ‘Role of women in agriculture or Women Empowerment’. The participants were selected for awards based on evaluation made by Dr. K. Narsaiah, Principal Scientist (AS&PE) and ICAR’s National Fellow and Dr. Manju Bala, Principal Scientist (Biochemistry). The staff of ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana along with the trainees of ongoing winter school has participated in the event and received cash award, a certificate and memento: Dr. Premlata Srivastav (Winter School Trainee) (First), Dr. Pankaj Kumar, Scientist, ICAR-CIPHET and Ms. Priyanshu Tripathy (Winter School Trainee) (both second) and Dr. Renu Balakrsihnan, Scientist, ICAR-CIPHET and Dr. Vishal Kumar, Technical Officer, ICAR-CIPHET (both third). Dr. Sandeep Mann, Pr. Sc. and Mr. Vikas Kumar, Scientist, ICAR-CIPHET has facilitated and organized the event. More than 50 staffs including scientific, technical and administrative were present during the celebration.