Assam farmers in city to learn food processing

Ludhiana: A seven-day training programme on ‘Post Harvest Technology on Rural Catchments’ for participants from SIRD Assam was inaugurated at Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) in Ludhiana on Wednesday. As many as 15 farmers are taking part in the training programme.

“At present, while consumers are paying high price for processed food, farmers are not able to increase their income. Farmers income could only increased when they would be getting share from consumers expenditure on processed food sold at higher prices in supermarkets,” said CIPHET Director Dr R T Patil and added that shifting of food processing to rural catchments would immensely benefit both farmers as well as consumers.