Food Technology Instt at JNKVV to work on protein, vitamin rich produces 

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Oct 2018 15:02:44


By Piyush Shrivastava,

Giving right direction to the post harvesting, processing of protein rich different crops, the Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University (JNAU) research team preparing proposals to work on protein and vitamin rich agro produces in its upcoming Food Technology Institute. According to the information the plan to establish Food Technology Institute in Jabalpur at JNAU have been approved by State Government in the Cabinet Meeting held in previous month. It may be mentioned that development of Food Technology Institute at JNAU is being made taking the base concept of Indian Institute of Food Technology and Post Harvest Management, Haryana along with some specialities from the Hyrdarbad situated Food Science Institute and Banglore based Food Park system has been picked.

According to the mandate of this new Food Technology Institute at JNAU would be a research platform for various important issues of food sector. Majority of points in food system that are responsible for wastage would be studied and work on waste control would be initiated. In our country the higher rate of wastage of food after harvest is reported and major reasons are lack of storage facility, value addition and processing facilities. This would enhance profitability in farming as per priority program of the Prime Minister and Chief Minister to double farmers income.Through this institute a new force of skilled labour in food processing would enhance quality of the post-harvest processing and production and would also help in preventing perishable goods that ruined in normal market.

Vice Chancellor, Professor PK Bisen said that the multi-aimed project is the need of the Central India. Studies and work on the Tribal Food as well as traditional food habits of Narmada valley has lots of benefits. The region has various protein rich foods like Soyaben, Chickpea, Milk, Greenpeas, Gram, Maize other Cereals and Pulses, fresh water Fish, Crapes and other water crops. Now majority of the crops are being imported to other States or region for processing and value addition.

The institute would not only generate educated youths but also enhance employability of youths to attend courses of different levels. In Food Industry the Central India has immense possibilities due to wide range of cropping systems. As well the skill development through long degree courses of Food Technology, enhance prevention of perishable goods that ruined due to lack of processing and also contribute in form of protein and vitamin rich processed products would be served to people of region.