ICAR-CIPHET Ludhiana is observing Vigilance Awareness Week (27th Oct. to 2nd Nov.,2020). ICAR-CIPHET employees took oath of Vigilance Awareness on 27th Oct.,2020 though virtual platform. Both campuses of Institute at Ludhiana & Abohar are organising a week long activities under Vigilance Awareness. A workshop on corruption free India, Prosperous India is also scheduled.
‘सतर्क भारत, समृद्ध भारत’
Dr. Nachiket Kotwaliwale has taken over the charge of the Director ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana on 12th October, 2020 forenoon.
ICAR-CIPHET Ludhiana has developed technology for “Process for preparation of rose petal jam”. Value added products of rose are rich in antioxidants, used as astringent, tonic, mild laxative, antibacterial agent, treatment of sore throat, enlarged tonsils, cardiac troubles, eye disease, gall stones anti-HIV, anti bacterial and hypnotic activities. Keeping in view the nutritional as well as medicinal importance of rose petals, A young budding woman entrepreneur namely Ms. Shurti Goyal from Jagraon approached CIPHET for licensing of this technology. The technology is developed by research team: Dr. Mridula D., Dr. Deepika Goswami, Dr. R.K. Vishwakarma, Er. Akhoon A. Bashir, Er. Indore Navnath, Dr. R.K. Singh. Dr. Mridula D., main inventor of this technology imparted hands on training to Ms. Shruti Goyal. Dr. Ranjeet singh, I/c ITMU co-ordinated the licensing and training of this technology. Dr. R.K. Singh, Director, CIPHET Ludhiana awarded certificate of licensing and training to the entrepreneur on successful completion of the training.
Makhana is an organic, nutritional, non-cereal edible crop. Makhana is a good source of carbohydrate, protein and minerals. In recent years price of makhana has increased due to increase in demand from domestic as well as foreign markets. Keeping in view the nutritional as well as market potential of makhana, ICAR-CIPHET Ludhiana has developed “Ready to constitute makhana kheer mix” & “Process for preparation of fat free flavoured makhana”. Bihar based Makhana firm M/s Mithila Naturals Pvt. Ltd. approached CIPHET for taking license of these technologies. Research team Dr. Mridula Devi, Dr. R.K. Vishwakarma, Dr. Ranjeet Singh, Dr. R.K. Singh, Dr. S.N. Jha imparted hands on training to Mr. Manish Anand. Dr. R.K. Singh, Director, CIPHET Ludhiana awarded certificate of licensing and training to the entrepreneur on successful completion of the training.
ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana has organized a national webinar on ‘Business Opportunities in Fish Post-Harvest’ on 05 June, 2020 (3:00-4:30 pm) through Zoom and Youtube LIVE. Dr. C.N. Ravishankar, Director ICAR-CIFT, Cochin, Kerala was an expert speaker. About 1200 participants have registered and about 700 participants including scientist, academicians, scholars, entrepreneurs and farmers have participated in live session from all over India. Dr. R. K. Singh, Director, ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana and Vikas Kumar, Scientist (FPT) have coordinated the event. Video is available on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW0l8JnUCHg.
ICAR-Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana has licensed the recently developed a sensor-based smart, touch-free, low cost, and portable device for the no- touch automatic dispensing of sanitizer solution and portable UV disinfection system two two firms. Sh. Dilraj Singh managing partner of M/s Forming and Forging Industries, Gill Road Ludhiana and the other to a soap manufacturing company for commercial manufacturing. Shri A. Balaji Manager of the M/s Sakhi Soaps Hindustan Soaps and Salts Company, Ongole Andhra Pradesh, who came to know about the technologies through news of Times of India paper, contacted the institute for both the technologies and took license for both the devices. He however, could get the certificate and license of the technology through digital means as was unable to get physically present due to the lockdown. He expressed his confidence about capturing the market as both of the small portable devices are compact and much needed device at public locations like offices, shops, hospitals, but also will play a key role in the fight against COVID infection. Sh. Dilraj Singh a young business man who had taken the licence for no-touch automatic dispensing said that it is high time that all youth should venture into making our country self-reliant by focusing on making indigenous devices, equipments and contribute in the development of the country. He had attended the training for a day to understand all the hardware and software components of the No-touch hand sanitizer dispenser and had planned to come up with the device in large scale within the minimum time as possible.
The Director of ICAR-CIPHET Dr. R.K Singh who is also in the team of innovating Scientists Dr. K. Narsaiah, Er. Yogesh Kalnar, Dr. Rahul K. Anurag, Dr. Bhupendra M Ghodki and Ms. Surya were present and assured further technical help for smooth upscale of technologies as Mr. A. Balaji, of Andhra Pradesh could get the training on assembling of the software and electrical components of both the technologies digitally through web meeting. Dr. Ranjeet Singh, In-charge, Institute Technology Management Unit and its staff Ms Alka Sharma played a key role in getting the licensing done though the office is operating with minimum required staff.
ICAR-CIPHET celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8th March 2020.Dr. (Mrs.) Gurinder Kaur Sangha, Dean, Post Graduate studies, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, was the chief guest of the function. Dr. R.K. Singh, Director, ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana presided over the function. Dr. Manju Bala, chairperson, women cell and IWD organizing committee, ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana, welcomed all the participants and Dr Bembem ,Scientist, ICAR-CIPHET coordinated the event.
Wadi are generally prepared from pulses after soaking and grinding and thereafter forming small sized balls followed by drying in sun, commercially. One skilled person can make at the most 40 kg of wet wadi per day besides that sun drying of wadi takes 2-3 days. This not only leads to unhygienic way of manufacturing but also takes more time, labour as well as causes human drudgery. Besides, the wadis obtained are not of uniform in shapes and sizes. Keeping in view the above CIPHET has developed wadi making machine which completely eliminates the hand operation thereby reducing drudgery and further contributing to food safety. The capicity of machine is 300kg per hour so it enhances the per day productivity of a person which ultimately leads to the enhancement of income. By using this system, hygienic, superior and uniform product quality can be ensured. Nine Different shapes of wadi can be prepared using the developed system, thereby increase the consumer appeal for this traditional product. The developed machine is an initiative in mechanizing the production of traditional Indian foods. This machine can also be used for multi-functional purpose like cold extrusion.
Sahnewal (Pb.) based firm M/s Empire Bakery Machines Pvt. Ltd. approached the institute for licensing of this technology, Dr. Ranjeet Singh, I/c ITMU has facilitated the event and Dr. Sandeep Mann, inventor of this technology explained about all the know-how and mechanism of the developed technology and assured him that all possible help will be extended for commercially production of the machine. Now onwards anybody who wish to buy Wadi making machine may either approach to ICAR-CIPHET Ludhiana or to M/s Empire Bakery Machines Pvt. Ltd . P.O., Sahnewal, Punjab – 141120. Dr. S. N. Jha ADG ICAR HQ and Dr. S.K. Tyagi were the soured if inspiration behind the development. Dr. R.K. Singh, Director (Acting), ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana awarded licensing certificate and applauded the efforts of whole team involved in the development of technology and requested the entrepreneur to keep the cost of machine reasonable in order to encourage mechanization in processing business and also conveyed his best wishes to him.
ICAR-Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana organized 3 days training on ‘Post-harvest Handling and Processing of Freshwater Fish at College of Fisheries, Kawardha, Chhattisgarh during 26-28th December, 2019. ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana, one of the premier institute of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in research and training on post-harvest technology of agro produce is committed for socio-economic development of society including scheduled caste. Under Schedule Caste Sub-plan, the institute has extended its training in Chhattisgarh with a mission to help them doubling their income. Participants were trained to handle the fish hygienically and encouraged to maintain personal hygiene. They were also made aware about the importance of cold chain immediately after harvest till it reaches to the consumer for maintaining the quality and freshness of fish. Dr. A.U. Muzaddadi, Pr. Scientist has shared his invented technology of ‘Live fish carrier system’ and its use in transportation. They were also taught to prepare fish pickle and fish cutlet. Each farmer (66) were given a bilingual training manual, a plastic crate for icing fish, a chopping board and knife. Shri Dilraj Prabhakar, I.F.S. Dist.-Kabeerdham was the chief guest in inauguration function. Dr. N.P. Dakshinkar, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Chhattisgarh Kamdhenu Vishwavidyalaya, Durg was the chief guest of the valedictory session. Dr. Armaan. U. Muzaddadi, Pr. Scientist (Nodal Officer, SCSP) and Mr. Vikas Kumar, Scientist (course co-director) was the resource person from ICAR-CIPHET. Dr. K.K. Choudhary, Dean has presided over the function and Dr. Jitendra Kumar Jakhar, Asst. Prof. of CoF, Kawardha has coordinated the training. Dr. Panda, Dr. Nightingale and others faculty and staff of the CoF, Kawardha enthusiastically supported the training.