ICAR-CIPHET Celebrated its 26th Foundation Day
ICAR-Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (ICAR-CIPHET), Ludhianacelebrated its 26th foundation day on 29th December 2015.Dr.S.K. Nanda, In-Charge Directorwelcomed all the dignitaries, farmers and entrepreneurs on the day.Dr. S.R. Verma, Ex-Dean, COAE, PAU, Ludhiana was the Chief Guest and DrAshwani Kumar,Former Director, ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar (Odisha), and Prof. (Dr.) Jai Singh, Ex-OSD, ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana graced the occasion as Guest of Honour. On this auspicious occasion, the Chief Guest Dr. S.R. Verma emphasised to develop the strong linkages with all the stakeholders at National as well as International level. Dr. Ashwini Kumar emphasised in his speech about the need for multi-disciplinary approach in research activities and also addressed about the need for skill development among youth. During his talk, Prof. Jai Singh highlighted about minimizing and utilization of waste, setting up of mini pilot-plant, adoption and creation of process villages, reinforcing the ICAR-CIPHET as a brand by establishing a sale centre exclusively for CIPHET developed food products etc. All the dignitaries asked the CIPHET scientists to address the post-harvest related issues in a holistic manner towards the loss reduction and value addition for making the agricultural, a more attractive and profitable sector. Director, CIPHET has shared the institute progress and significant R&D developments during the year 2015 such as berdestoner, date palm decorer, extrusion processing, detection of aflatoxin in milk using FTIRand many more.