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.
Walk-in-Interview for the post of SRF under the project "Development of protocols for shelf life, safe storage, milling outcomes and indicating norms for procurement of major pulses" at ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana
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.
Farmers training on “Food Processing and Value Addition” for 25 farmers from Project Director, (MIDH), Bilaspur, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh at ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana during 18.02.2019 to 22.02.2019 (5 days).
“Post-Harvest Management” for 20 farmers from Project Director, ATMA, Dist Jalgaon, Taluka Agriculture Office Jamner, Maharashtra at ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana during 07.01.2019 to 11.01.2019 (5 days).
Model Training Course (MTC) on “Processing, Value Addition and Entrepreneurship Development in Post-Harvest Sector” for Officers of state development department which is proposed to be held during 14-21 January, 2019 at ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana. The Course is being sponsored by Directorate of Extension (DOE), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana has participated in XIV Agricultural Science Congress at Mela Ground, IARI, New Delhi. During 4 days exhibition, the institute stall was visited by several dignitaries and delegates including Dr. T. Mohapatra, Hon’able Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR, Dr. Punjab Singh, Hon’ble President, NAAS, New Delhi, Dr.J.K.Jena, DDG (Fisheries) and Dr. A.K. Singh, Director, IA&RI, New Delhi and Chairman organizing committee, Dr. Indra Mani Mishra, President, ARS Forum and many other officials of various organizations in addition to entrepreneurs, farmers and food vendors. The efforts taken by the institute in field of postharvest processing were duly recognized and appreciated by the visitors from different fields and areas or work. Technology leaflets, small hand tools, processed product samples prepared for the exhibition were displayed at our stall. Various technology and process products leaflets, ‘ICAR-CIPHET at a glance’ were freely distributed to visitors interested in our stall. Visitors were briefed about availability of training facility at ICAR-CIPHET campus. Farmers and entrepreneurs showed interest to participate in the training organized by ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana and to visit the institute. Mr. Vikas Kumar, Scientist (FPT) represented ICAR-CIPHET at this stall.
Model Training Course on “Processing, Value Addition and Entrepreneurship Development in Post-Harvest Sector” conducted at ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana
Start date: 14 Jan, 2019
End date: 21 Jan, 2019
Venue: Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (ICAR-CIPHET), Ludhiana
A Model Training Course on “Processing, Value Addition and Entrepreneurship Development in Post-Harvest Sector” sponsored DoE, MoA&FW, Govt of India was conducted at ICAR - Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (ICAR-CIPHET), Ludhiana from 14 to 21 January, 2019. Total 18 participants from different states of the country participated in the 8 Day long programme. The valedictory programme was presided over by chief guest Dr. Rajbeer Singh Director, ICAR- Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Ludhiana. The Course Director, Dr. Sandeep Mann articulated the gathering that the aims of training was to bring together the officers from the State Development Department (Agriculture/Horticulture) of the country on a common platform to discuss and update various processing, technological and entrepreneurial aspects in post-harvest sector. The officials from different field of expertise ranging from marketing, cluster development to research from across the nation took part in the model training course.
Director of ICAR-CIPHET, Dr. R.K. Singh emphasized on the timely interventions through such training programmes as farmers are already at a point where agricultural production is maximum, but lack of post-harvest know-how like value addition and processing have limited the producer’s share in consumer’s rupee. He appreciated the participants for their active role in successful completion of the programme.
Dr. Rajbeer Singh addressed the participants and urged them to disseminate the knowledge earned during the training to stakeholders. He emphasized on the importance of training the state government functionaries as they are the agents of farmers’ welfare at large.
During 8 days long training programme, participants interacted with the experts from field of pulses processing, minimal processing, and agricultural extension. They had series of fruitful discussions with experts like Dr. BVC Mahajan, Director, Punjab Horticultural Post-Harvest Technology Center (PAU); Dr. Harjeet Singh Dhaliwal, Director, PAMETI, Ludhiana and Mr Parveen Bhatia, DDM, NABARD, Ludhaiana.