CFTRI takes up collaborative project with GCRT


The Centre aims to establish the missing vital link between the Rice milling sector and academia

The Foundation stone for the project of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Central Food Technological Research Institute (CSIR-CFTRI) — Global Centre for Rice Technology (GCRT) was recently laid in the premises of CFTRI.

The Centre aims to establish the missing vital link between the Rice milling sector and academia. It aims world-class training Institute.

The Centre will be of great help in preparing Rice Mills for the future. GCRT is coming up at an estimated cost of about Rs.30 crore. It will train Rice Mill owners, Mill operators and all others concerned.

It is a collaborative venture between CFTRI, Mysuru; Buhler India (P) Ltd., Bengaluru and APIT (Agri Process Innovations Technologies), Bengaluru.

Buhler India which helped setting up of the International School of Milling Technology at CFTRI, will provide machinery for the GCRT & CFTRI will provide knowledge input and APIT will provide all the other necessary infrastructure.

GCRT’s goal includes setting up of a world class Institute to provide customised training for different category of personnel and for durations, focussing on entire gamut of Rice milling, including by-product utilisation, setting up a rice analytical laboratory for the benefit of the Industry and linking up Pre-harvest and Post-harvest Technological Institutes to provide a complete and comprehensive solution to the Rice Industry.

Sid Mukherjee, MD, Silicon Road; CFTRI Director Dr. KSMS Raghava Rao; A. Srinivas and A. Jaydeep, faculty, Department of Grain Science and Technology, CFTRI; Shashikumar Thimmaiah, Managing Director of APIT, Bengaluru and Prashanth Gokhale, Managing Director, Buhler India, Bengaluru were part of the launch.


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