PAU Imparts Training in Agro-Processing
The Department of Processing and Food Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organized a one-day training course on “Agro-processing - Pulses, Honey and Turmeric” as a part of adhoc project from ICAR on “Farmer First Programme: Technology application and upscaling for sustaining natural resources and augmenting farmers’ income: Farmer led market linked approach.”
The project is running under the Directorate of Extension Education, PAU. In all, 70 farmers from the adopted villages of Taranji Khera and Chatha Nanhera of Sangrur district participated in the course, where experts demonstrated the working of machinery used in processing of turmeric, honey and pulses. Hands-on-training was also provided in turmeric processing.
The Principal Investigator, Dr Prabhjyot Kaur encouraged the farmers to adopt processing of agricultural products for better returns.
Dr Tarsem Chand, Co-investigator and Course Coordinator, stressed the need for setting-up of small processing units for turmeric in order to turn turmeric growers into processors.
Dr A.K. Singh, Head, Department of Processing and Food Engineering, asked the farmers to add value to their raw material for enhancing income.