New pilot food processing plants open at IIFPT

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Foundation Stone Laid for New Infrastructure Development in Newly Purchased Land

Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Rural Development, Agriculture & Farmer Welfare, Panchayati Raj and Food Processing Industries inaugurated pilot food processing plants in the Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) in Thanjavur, on 13 October. Tomar also laid the Foundation Stone for new infrastructure proposed to be created in the newly procured land.

Congratulating the IIFPT, Tomar said that the institute commenced as a paddy quality testing laboratory in 1967, and has evolved across years. He added that recently, this Institution was renamed as the Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology to signify its upgradation and broadening of scope and services to all areas of food processing, including milk, meat, fish and poultry.

He further said that research at IIFPT is not confined to the labs but has widened its horizons to be of use to the farmers and the society at large. Tomar appreciated the institute for expansion plan and said that this will pave the way for creation of new state-of-the-art facilities for research and development, capacity building, consultancy and education purpose.


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