14 August 2018 | News | By NFS Correspondent
The Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT), Thanjavur, will soon be releasing a neera or coconut sap tapping machine, neera-based value added products and transfer new technologies for commercial production during its golden jubilee celebrations.
Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal would be releasing the machine to tap neera, the sap extracted from coconut trees, and neera crystal sugar while inaugurating the golden jubilee celebrations and an international conference on IIFPT campus on Recent Advances in Food Processing Technology to be held from August 17 to 19, 2018.
IIFPT plans to sign agreements and MoUs with farmers’ producers organisations and industries for transfer of various technologies developed by the institute to enable commercial production. This includes technologies for producing fruit beverages, millet-based and coconut-based non-dairy ice creams, mahua-based nutri-bars rich, integrated onion processing unit, and moringa leaf separator.