An Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) on “Processing and Value Addition of Mango” was organized from 15th – 17th July 2019 at Horticultural Crop Processing Division, ICAR-CIPHET, Abohar, Punjab. Total six entrepreneurs from villages of Punjab and Haryana participated in this training program. The main objectives behind the EDP were to give Hands-on Experience to the entrepreneurs about the standard procedures for development of different value added products from mango. During the training program, various mango products were made including, dehydrated sweet mango slices, dehydrated spicy mango slices, mango squash, mango juice, mango pulp and mango jam. The three days training program was co-ordinated by Dr. Prerna Nath. Dr. S. J. Kale actively took part in organizing the training program and he also guided all the entrepreneurs regarding storage and transportation of fresh and processed fruit and vegetable products.
Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) on “Dehydration of Onion, Garlic and Ginger” concluded at HCP Division, ICAR-CIPHET Abohar
An Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) on “Dehydration of Onion, Garlic and Ginger” was organized from 11-13th June, 2019 at Horticultural Crop Processing Division, ICAR-CIPHET Abohar. The prime objective of this training was to develop different dehydrated products from Onion, Garlic and Ginger. Two entrepreneurs from Telangana and Maharashtra have participated in this EDP training. Hands-on training was given to the participants about the optimized process protocol to be followed for drying of the selected crops. During the program, dehydrated onion slices, dehydrated garlic and ginger flakes along with powder based products were prepared. The participants have interacted and taken guidance from Dr. Ramesh Kumar (Head and I/C HCP, ICAR-CIPHET Abohar) during this EDP program. The 3 days training program was co-ordinated by Dr. Kirti Jalgaonkar and Dr. Manoj Kumar Mahawar.
Aonla or Indian Gooseberry is a hardy fruit crop and can be cultivated throughout the India without much care. Its fruits are highly nutritive with great medicinal benefits but it has limited storage life. Due to its sour and highly astringent taste, consumers don’t much like to eat it in raw form. The Horticultural crop processing division of ICAR-CIPHET, Abohar have developed various value added products to enhance its market value and licensed the technology on ‘Processing of Aonla for manufacturing of value added products’ to the progressive farmer shri. Virsa Singhji from Patti, Taran Taran district of Punjab.
Shri. Virsa Singhji approached the ICAR-CIPHET, Abohar office for training and licensing of this technology. Dr. Kirti Jalgaonkar and Dr. Bhushan Bibwe Scientists of HCP Division, Abohar imparted the training to entrepreneur at Abohar centre, from 06-10 may 2019. Various value added products like aonla candy, preserve, juice, RTS, squash, laddu, dry shreds, triphala churn, Aonla powder, supari, mouth freshner, etc. were developed during the training. The demonstrations of Aonla processing machineries like Aonla grader, shredder, juice extractor, corking machine were also given to the entrepreneur. Dr. Ramesh Kumar, Head and In-charge, HCP Division, ICAR-CIPHET Abohar given his valuable support and guidance for smooth conduct of the training. The entrepreneur have also shown his interest towards establishment of small agro processing centre for Aonla processing after successful completion of the training and machine demonstrations.
Dr. Ranjeet Singh, In-charge, ITMU coordinated the licensing process of this technology. Dr. R.K. Singh, Director (Acting), ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana awarded the license and training certificate to entrepreneur on successful completion of the training.
The technology of "Live Fish Carrier System and method of transportation of live fish therein" has been transferred to Shri Shivam Sharma, S/o Shri Rajkumar Sharma, Proprietor, M/s E-Magic Electric, Nangla Fateh Khan, PO- Patara, Jalandhar (Pb)- 144101 by Dr. R.K. Singh, Director (Act.), ICAR-Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana on 16th April 2016. The inventors of the technology are Dr. Armaan U. Muzaddadi, PI and Dr. S.K. Nanda, Co-PI and the technology for carrying different types of fish in live condition from farm to the market was developed with financial assistance from National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad. This technology is highly potential to increase farmers' income by two or three folds.