Training&licensing of “Aonla processing for manufacturing of value added products”at ICAR-CIPHET
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.