The Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Post-harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) will hold an Agribusiness Industrial Interface Fair and Kisan Mela on October 3 to celebrate its 34th Foundation Day and showcase the latest technologies to attendees, including industrialists, entrepreneurs, farmers and students.
ICAR-CIPHET Director Nachiket Kotwaliwale spoke at a press conference on Friday where he talked about the activities to be held at the fair and kisan mela.
“Live demonstrations of the latest technologies will be organized on more than 40 booths. Additionally, value-added products such as vegan dairy alternatives and gluten-free baked goods will also be displayed and sold. Discussions will be led by experts where farmers will be informed about post-harvest technology. said Kotwaliwale.
Subsequently, SK Tyagi, Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (PHET), spoke about the ongoing research for the management of residues of harvest, which is a major problem for farmers in Punjab.
RK Singh, Project Coordinator, AICRP on Plastic Engineering in Agricultural Structures and Environmental Management (PASEM), spoke about the potential of protected cultivation and the use of plastic in agricultural unit operations.
The show will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More information can be found on the institute’s website https://ciphet.icar.gov.in
ICAR-CIPHET is a premium institute of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), which undertakes research and development activities to contribute to improved profitability of agricultural production systems. Since its creation, the institute has developed more than 135 technologies, of which 70 have been licensed and commercialized.