9th August 2022, Ludhiana
Shri Fauja Singh Sarari, Minister for Horticulture and Food Processing, Government of Punjab visited ICAR- Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana today. The Minister applauded the efforts of ICAR-CIPHET in the area of Processing. The Minister visited the Agro Processing Centre, Agri Business Incubation Center and interacted with few entrepreneurs promoted by the Institute. He was also appraised about the various activities of the Institute.
Shri K. A. P. Sinha, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Punjab and Shri Rajnish Tuli, MD, Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Limited were also present during the occasion.
Dr Nachiket Kotwaliwale, Director, ICAR-CIPHET, briefed about the recent activities and significant achievements of the Institute. He highlighted the technologies developed by the Institute which includes machineries, equipment, process protocols and value-added products can boost the income of farmers through processing and reducing post-harvest losses.
Shri K A P Sinha, Additional Chief Secretary, urged ICAR-CIPHET to collaborate with Punjab Agricultural University, GADVASU, Punjab State Government Departments and bankers, to transform farmers into entrepreneurs.
(Source: ICAR- Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana)