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Training program in food processing for rural enterprises

New Delhi, 20 Nov: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)’s Mysore-based constituent laboratory, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CSIR–CFTRI) is known for in-depth research and development in the areas of food science and technology.CSIR-CFTRI has been a pioneer in steering automation in the traditional food processing sectors for over six decades.

The institute has also made an indelible mark in employment generation in the food processing sector through its extensive training programs.In a new initiative of its kind, CSIR-CFTRI is organising an online training programme on “Sustainable Rural Food Processing Enterprises for Livelihood generation” on 18th Nov 2021.This training programme is being organised under the CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative for the benefit of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and rural entrepreneurs who are interested in food processing.

The virtual training programme consists of the processing of locally grown agro-commodities with 1-2 case studies; Jam, jelly, and ketchup processing; Ingredients and formulations for papad and chips making; processing and preparation of variety pickles: Packing, labelling, branding, and marketing requirements; hygiene, nutrition standards and FSSAI requirements; requisite skills for creating linkages with livelihoods opportunities; Interfacing with DICs for state govt. support

This programme is targeted for Self-Help Groups (SHGs) registered under State/National Rural Livelihoods Mission (SRLM /NRLM). Though the priority and the targeted group are SHGs, rural entrepreneurs can also apply for this program (individual registrations). One SHG can nominate a maximum of five members to attend this program.

This webinar online programme will be organised on 18th November 2021 (09:30 AM to 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM). E-Certificates will be issued to those who complete the programme, CSIR-CFTRI statement said. Further information regarding this program can be found on the website of CSIR-CFTRI. (India Science Wire)

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