Five days Training cum Demonstration on Post harvest management and value addition of fruits and vegetables was launched today at KVK Chandel. The programme was organized by KVK Chandel and sponsored by CTRI, Rajahmundry. The training was inaugurated by Sh. Manglem Monsang, former MDC, 11th Pantha, Chandel Autonomous District Council. In his speech Sh. Manglem Monsang encourage the farmers to adopt the scientific method taught by experts on ash gourd cultivation and its processing and value addition for generating income. Dr. A. Ameeta Devi, Head in-charge of ICAR-KVK Chandel requested the farmers to participate the training till the last day of the five day training to gain knowledge on post harvest management and value addition of fruits and vegetables which are locally available in the district and while Dr. Y. Prabhabati Devi, SMS (Home Science) gave the keynote address.
In the technical session, P. Surbala Devi, Asst. Prof. Govt. Polytechnique College, Tura spoke on Processing and value addition of ash gourd and preparation of ash gourd jam. The training was attended by 20 farmers and staff of KVK Chandel.