ICAR-CIPHET celebrated Jai Kissan Jai Vigyan Week
On the occasion of the birth anniversary of two former Prime Ministers (Shri AtalBihariBajpayee and Late Shri Chaudhary Charan Singh) of India. The ICAR-Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering & Technology, Ludhiana (Punjab) organized “JAI KISSAN JAI VIGYAN” week from December 23 – 29, 2015. During this week, various farmer awareness programmes like scientist-farmers interaction, showcasing of technical know-how, post-harvest tools, machinery and products, group discussions on post-harvest management etc. were carried out. Dr Ranjeet Singh and his team elaborated the importance of science in agriculture specially post-harvest management and value addition of agricultural produce to the school children of GovernmentSr Secondary School, AyalliKalan, Dist. Ludhiana.
On this occasion an upcoming entrepreneur Ms. Sarabjeet Kaur, Gill Food Products, Jalandhar (Punjab), trained by ICAR-CIPHETwas honoured by the Dr S. R. Verma, Former-Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering, PAU, Ludhianain concluding day ceremony,on 29, 2015 at ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana.During his remark, Dr S K Nanda, I/c Director, ICAR-CIPHET told that Agriculture cannot progress as whole without the significant involvement of Agro-based entrepreneurs. We need to focus on skill development among the youth of the country through training and demonstration as well as outreach programme in the area of post harvest and value addition. Dr D N Yadav convenor of the programme also told that to fullfill the dream of “Make in India” mission, the ICAR-CIPHET will organize more Agri-business incubation and entrepreneurship development programmes in the imminent future.