Mysuru based CSIR- Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) is organising a skill development program (SDP) on post harvesting technologies for fruits and vegetables, from 4rth to 29th November, 2019.
Horticulture crops occupy major role in the economy. India is one of the leading producer of the fruits (98 million tons) and vegetables (185 million tons). Mango, banana, papaya, grapes, citrus, pomegranate, apple are some of the important fruits produced. Potato, onion, tomato, okra, carrot, beans, green peas, chilies are some of the vegetables produced in the country. These commodities are exported and also marketed in the country.
Modern post harvest practices and processing of fruits and vegetables reduces the post harvest losses during handling and storage.
The SDP consists of two modules- the first module is focused on the modern post harvest operations of the fresh fruits and vegetables to reduce the losses during handling, transportation and increase the shelf life. The second module is focused on the processing of fruits and vegetables into pulps, juices, beverages, canned products, dehydrated products, pickles, jams etc., The course offers hands on experience in the processing, production and quality aspects of different fruit and vegetable products.