Agri Business Processing & Value Addition

Grow 1 plant and Get 3 products | Sisal, perfect plant for Agriculturally challenged areas

Harvesting opportunities under growing adversities of climate change and taking agriculture from subsistence to solvency, thereby empowering farmers living in challenged environments require thorough understanding of inherent strengths of local plant varieties based on adaptation. Sisal (Agave sisalana) is such a xerophytic perennial plant of commercial importance that can be successfully grown in barren, gravely […]

Why Fortification is necessary in India
Food Science Nutrition & Health Processing & Value Addition

Food Fortification: A step towards ‘Malnutrition free India’

Scooping my thoughts on the news I came across recent past events associated with National Nutrition Week early September, FSSAI’s new fortification guidelines 2018 , and also those alleged claims by  Swadeshi Jagaran Manch convener Ashwani Mahajan that Fortification is against cultural beliefs, necessitated me to dive into this topic, Food Fortification. Food fortification Resource […]

Shallots small onion processing increasing shelf life
Food Science Processing & Value Addition

Low price ? No more dumping onions in roads.. Incubation Center for Shallots in Perambalur have solution for that !

There are many infamous instances where the farmers dump their own produce on roadsides and dump yards. In the case of fast perishables like small onions also known as ‘shallots’ the occurrence is quite familiar. “Dumping the onions in roads is more profitable than taking it for sale” says a small farmer. But for Permabalur […]

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Zero energy cool chamber – Low cost substitute of Cold storage units

Seeking solution to avoid the spoilage of harvested horticultural produces? Then this post is for you… Horticulture produces plays a significant part in increasing the total agricultural product of the country. It drives the economic development of the states in the country. One of the most important periods of fruits and vegetables is from the […]

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India’s Mega food park scheme – All you need to know About !

“The recent study conducted by Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana has estimated that annual value of harvest and post-harvest losses of major agricultural produce was around Rs.92,500 crore based on production data of 2012-13 at 2014 wholesale prices“ To reduce wastage of perishables and to increase the  processing of food items […]