ICAR-CIPHET concluded ICAR sponsored Summer School
ICAR-CIPHET CONCLUDED ICAR SPONSORED 21 DAYS SUMMER SCHOOL
Legumes & Pulses are the integral part of the food of almost every Indian to provide the protein and other vital nutrients to most of the vegetarians in our country. In view of creating the awareness about the post-harvest management of legumes for loss reduction and enhancing the protein availability, ICAR-CIPHET Ludhiana organized an ICAR sponsored 21 days Summer School on “Advancements in post-harvest management of legumes for minimizing losses and sustainable protein availability”, during July 5th to 25th, 2018. Inaugural session was chaired by Dr B.S. Dhillon, VC, PAU, Ludhiana. During this inaugural session, a compendium of this summer school was released by the Chief Guest, who has highlighted the global scenario of the food grains in general and legumes in particular. This summer school was started on July 5th, 2018 and 19 participants across the country have completed this summer school successfully. The Valedictory function of this summer school was held on July 25th, 2018 under the able guidance of ADG (PE) Dr S.N. Jha as Chief Guest and Dr R.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-CIPHET. The Chief Guest Dr S.N. Jha, ADG emphasized to extend every possible efforts by the scientific community to save the legumes and other food grains from quantitative and qualitative losses by following appropriate scientific post-harvest management practices for production, handling, storage, processing and value addition. Director, ICAR-CIPHET also highlighted the importance of post-harvest techniques for enhancing the food and nutritional security and strengthening the skills of farmers, rural youth, entrepreneurs and all those who are directly or indirectly involved in the food production and processing system. All the participants appreciated the efforts of ICAR-CIPHET for organizing this Summer School on the important area of post-harvest management practices for loss reduction in legumes and pulses.