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ICAR-CIPHET commenced National Webinar Series on its Post-harvest Technologies

The country is celebrating 75 years of its Independence during 15 Aug 2021-15 August 2022 with the theme ‘Aazadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (आज़ादी का अमृत महोत्सव)’. In commemoration of this theme, ICAR- Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering & Technology, Ludhiana commenced a ‘National Webinar Series on CIPHET-Post-harvest Technologies’ on 27.08.2021 with first webinar on ‘Utilization and Value Addition to Mustard Processing By-products’ presented by Dr. S.K.Tyagi, Project Coordinator, AICRP-PHET. More than 200 participants (professors, scientists, engineers, scholars, students, farmers, entrepreneurs, youths and other stakeholders) from various states and union territory (Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir UT etc.) of the country participated in the event. Professor from Kuwait University also participated the event. The series of webinar is set to present technologies developed and promoted by ICAR-CIPHET for reduction of post-harvest losses and value addition to different agricultural produce. This event will continue in following months covering various topics such Makhana Production and its Mechanized Processing; Protected Agriculture-The Next Generation Agriculture; Plant Based Dairy Analogues: A Healthy Choice; Entrepreneurship through Mechanized Wadi Making; Microencapsulation of Nutraceuticals; Live Fish Carrier System and Fish Cleaning Station; Gluten-Free Bakery Products; and Processing and Value Addition of Fruits for Doubling Farmers Income. One technology per month will be presented/demonstrated online to the stakeholders in the last week of every month up to August, 2022.

It is worth mentioning that the ICAR-CIPHET is one of the premier institute in the country operating under the aegis of ICAR to cater the need of different stakeholders in the field of post-harvest engineering and technology of agricultural and allied crops including fisheries. With more than 30 years of service to the nation, ICAR-CIPHET has developed more than 100 technologies addressing the issues of farmers/ industry and other stakeholders and created entrepreneurship opportunities for number of unemployed youths. Institute has also extended the research consultancy to Food Corporation of India, APEDA, Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Food Processing Industries and other similar agencies.

Under the guidance of Dr. Nachiket Kotwaliwale, the Director, ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana, this webinar was coordinated by Dr. D.N. Yadav, Pr. Scientist and Mr. Vikas Kumar and Dr. Sandeep Dawange, scientists of Transfer of Technology Division of the institute. The details can be seen at www.ciphet.in.