CSIR-NEIST holds training on MFMPU & millet processing in remote Namte

TAWANG, July 10: Naharlagun CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology branch laboratory of in collaboration with Tawang district agriculture officer organised a demonstration-cum- training for utilization of ‘multipurpose food and millet processing unit’ (MFMPU) in Namet village on Wednesday.

It facilitated promotion of sustainable food processing technologies among 65 participating e farmers, KVK scientists and agricultural department field functionaries.     Kitpi EAC T. Kakki, speaking as chief guest, stressed on maintaining hygiene while processing value added food products. He asked the farmers to adopt scientific cultivation practices with special emphasis on organic farming. District agronomist L. Zimba advised them to utilize processing machineries to full capacity.

Entomologist K.B. Kayastha spoke on different aspects of packaging and marketing of processed food items for profitability.

In technical session, CSIR-NEIST senior principal scientist Dr. Chandan Tamuly highlighted importance and potential impact of food processing technologies for value addition followed by demonstration on millet and multipurpose food processing units.

The MFMPU was handed over to the villagers. Such training is also proposed, at Teli and Pamaghar villages of the district, according to an official release.

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