Chettinad to get food processing centre

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday granted `49.32 lakh for setting up a Food Processing and Training Centre at the Dryland Agricultural Research Station (at Chettinad) of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Sivaganga.

Published: 18th October 2013 03:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2013 03:00 PM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday granted `49.32 lakh for setting up a Food Processing and Training Centre at the Dryland Agricultural Research Station (at Chettinad) of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Sivaganga.

Quality checking of vegetables and fruit, packing, reducing workload by mechanisation of the processing, producing value added products using agricultural waste, providing training at village level for manufacturing cattle feed and fuel, increasing the production of food products having medicinal value, creating awareness about the importance of food processing among the farmers and providing technical knowhow to the entrepreneurs and members of self help groups, will be part of the activities of the food processing centre at Chettinad, an official release said.

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