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The Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) was established on 29 December 1989 at the PAU Campus, Ludhiana, Punjab, India as a nodal institute to undertake lead researches in the area of the post-harvest engineering and technology appropriate to agricultural production catchment and agro-industries.

The institute’s second campus was established on 19 March 1993 at Abohar, Punjab, India. Which is primarily responsible for conducting research and development activities on fruits and vegetables, and commercial horticultural crops. CIPHET is also headquarters for two All India Coordinated Research Projects (AICRPs) viz. AICRP on Post-Harvest Technology (PHT) at 38 Centres and AICRP on Applications of Plastics in Agriculture (APA) at 11 Centre's.

Mandate

  • To undertake basic, applied, strategic and adaptive engineering and technology research in post production sector of produce of plant origin, livestock and aquaculture produce including agriculture structures and environmental control, quality and safety.
  • To act as national institute for research, education/teaching and training in post harvest engineering and technology.
  • To act as national repository of information on processes, equipment, products and technologies on post harvest engineering and technology.
  • To transfer technology and provide advisory and consultancy services and promote entrepreneurship.
  • To develop and strengthen linkages with the private and public sector in the mandated areas.

Mission

Creating prosperity through minimization of post harvest losses from 15% to 5% and increase in value addition from present level of 10% to 30% to produce and by-products from crops, horticulture, livestock and fisheries sectors.

Vision

Higher profitability of agricultural production systems ensuring better income to farmer sand increased employment opportunities in rural sector through efficient post harvest engineering and technological interventions for loss reduction and value addition to agricultural produce and byproducts resulting in high quality and safe food and feed at competitive prices for domestic and export markets.

Thrust Area

  • Post harvest technologies for loss reduction.Value addition technologies.
  • Technology transfer, entrepreneurship development and marketing.
  • By product utilization and Waste managements.
  • Improvement of agricultural structures. Biotechnology in PHTS.
  • Environment control for higher productivity.
  • Livestock produce processing.

  Manpower

Category

CIPHET Ludhiana and Abohar including PHT & APA

Sanctioned Strength

Posts in position

Total in Position

Ludhiana

Abohar

Scientific

76*

28

08

36

Administrative 

21#

18

03

21

Technical

29

19

07

26

Supporting

04

03

01

04

Total

130

68

19

87

 # Excluding Director
# Including SAO & FAO

* Excess as per cadre review vide F.No. 33-12/2010-Estt.I dated 24th August 2010 and to be continued till the time the sanctioned strength gets corrected

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