CIPHET Celebrated 24th Foundation day

29th December 2013, Ludhiana

Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana celebrated its 24th Foundation Day on 29th December, 2013.

Dr. Nawab Ali, Former OSD, CIPHET and Deputy Director General (Engineering), ICAR was the Chief Guest on the occasion. In his foundation day lecture, Dr. Nawab Ali highlighted the importance of food nutrition and food security. He emphasized upon minimizing the post-harvest losses, food wastage and educating people about the nutritional importance. He also advised to strive hard to develop post-harvest technologies for ensuring food security and profitable returns to the farming community in the country. Dr. Ali also released CIPHET calendar on the occasion.

Dr. P.R. Bhatnagar; Dr. P.C. Sharma and Dr. S.K. Nanda were also present on the occasion.

Dr. S.N. Jha, Acting Director, CIPHET apprised the gathering about the achievements of the institute. He highlighted the development of large number of prototypes and technologies for post-harvest processing and value addition of agricultural, horticultural and animal produce. Dr. Jha also informed that CIPHET scientists and staff have received various awards from different organizations/agencies during the year.

Earlier, Dr. R.K. Gupta, PC (PHTS) welcomed the Chief Guest.

Scientists and officials were also awarded for their outstanding contributions on the occasion.

(Source: CIPHET, Ludhiana)