A “Brain Storming Session-cum-Interaction Meet on Engineering Interventions for Production and Processing of Horticultural Crops” was organised at ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal from 24-25 October, 2016.
Wide variety of horticultural crops contributes over 33% to agricultural GDP. With increasing shortage of labourers for critical unit operations, the role of mechanization in production and post-production has increased.
The objective of the training programme was to address the urgent requirement of engineering intervention and interdisciplinary R&D efforts in unit operations in value chain of horticultural crops.
Scientists of 21 ICAR Institutes and CIAE working in the area of horticultural mechanization and processing actively took part in the deliberations held during the brain-storming session.
Senior officers from ICAR Headquarters, Directors of ICAR Institutes and State Government Institutions participated in the deliberations.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal)