Dr. Nachiket Kotwaliwale, Director, ICAR-CIPHET, all the scientists, and staff of the institute kept 2 minutes of silent prayer and expressed deep condolences for the untimely demise of Dr. S.K. Nanda, former Project Coordinator, AICRP (PHET) and Head, FG&OP Division ICAR-CIPHET Ludhiana who expired on 15 April 2021.
The 23rd Research Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting of ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana held during March 05-06, 2021 during the RAC meeting a new division namely Automation and Sensor Technology (AST Division) has been declared functional w.e.f. 05.03.2021.
A training on 'Baking technology for entrepreneurship development' was organized at ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana during 18-19 March 2021 for the beneficiaries of SC community from Taran Taran district of Punjab. Total 18 beneficiaries participated in the training.
A three day training programme was conducted on “Processing and value addition of underutilized fruits of Manipur” under Scheduled Caste Sub Plan during 15-17th March, 2021. The training was organized by ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana in collaboration with College of Food Technology, CAU, Imphal. More than 50 SC participants attended the training from the selected villages.
A training on ' Processing and Value Addition in Millets and Pulses' is being held from 18-20 March 2021 at UAS Raichur. The training is being conducted under SCSP in collaboration with Dept of Processing and Food Engineering, UAS Raichur
ICAR-CIPHET celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8th March 2021. This year theme of ICAR was “Women Leadership in Agricultural: Entrepreneurship, Equity & Empowerment (3 E’s)”. To commemorate the occasion and celebrate the theme, five successful women entrepreneurs, who were trained by the Institute, were honoured. Three women entrepreneurs’ viz. Mrs. Anita Goyal, M/s Zaika, Jagraon; Mrs. Sarabjeet Kaur, M/s Gill Farms, Jalandhar and Ms. Shruti Goyal, M/s. Swadam Labh, Jagraon joined the programme at ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana while Mrs. Renu Mishra M/s Siya Ram Food Industries, Noida joined through online mode. Mrs. Snehal Dudue of Yavatmal, Maharashtra could not join due to technical issues. These celebrities shared their success stories and underlined active role of ICAR-CIPHET in technical as well as confidence building. Dr. Nachiket Kotwaliwale, Director, ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana congratulated all the women workforce engaged in technology development, dissemination and commercial exploitation. He assured continued support of the Institute for such endeavors. Dr. Manju Bala, Principal Scientist and Chairperson, IWD-2021 coordinated whole programme that was attended by around 100 participants in physical as well as virtual mode. The organizing team comprised of Dr. Poonam Choudhary, Scientist; Mrs. Pragya Singh, Technical Assistant and Mr. Tarsem Singh Purba, Assistant, ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana
The Competent Authority of ICAR approved the new ICAR-CIPHET Logo which has been unveiled on 5th March, 2021 in the RAC meeting of the Institute.