Dr. Charan Das Mahant Urged Scientists to Develop Technologies for Small Farmers

20th November 2012, Ludhiana

Dr. Charan Das Mahant, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries visited the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) to get an overview of research and extension initiatives taken by the institute in the area of post harvest. 

Dr. Charan Das Mahant, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries visited the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET)

Dr. Mahant said that government of India has now special focus on food processing industry and CIPHET could play a very important role in this regard. Appreciating survey conducted by the institute in figuring out post harvest losses, he said similar studies should also be carried out in future. He encouraged scientists to develop technologies and machinery which could help small farmers and enterprises in rural areas.

Dr. P.R Bhatnagar, Officiating Director, CIPHET, presented recent innovations and technologies developed at the institute.  “Institute is conducting number of training programme for development of entrepreneurship in the area of food processing,” he added. Films on the research activities initiated by the CIPHET were screened on the occasion.

(Source: CIPHET, Ludhiana)