14 May 2010
Communication is the key for ensuring that technologies developed by different agro institutes reaches end users, said Vice-President of Delhi-Based NGO INEXT Bureau Dr Sajiv Anand, after signing Memorandum of Understand (MoU) with Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) for creating awareness among farmers/entrepreneurs regarding technologies developed by the institute. INEXT Bureau will provide the service free of cost to farmers.
Dr Anand said, the agro institutes in the country have developed lot of new technologies, which could transform face of Indian agriculture. But, farmers are generally not aware or have no means to access them, he further added, they have taken task of developing liaison with farmers and institutes.
CIPHET director Dr R T Patil said that they would provide all support to the NGO for providing information regarding the CIPHET technologies. Many of our technologies could help farmers in increasing their income, he added. Head Transfer of Technology Dr Deepak Raj Rai said that besides providing technologies, they also organize training for farmers and entrepreneurs. He asked them to take maximum benefit of it.
Initially, Delhi based NGO would be creating awareness regarding the banana comb cutter and Evaporative Cooled Room developed by the CIPHET.
(Source: anil [dot] cprogmail [dot] com)