THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In association with Santhigram, Chappath, Neyyattinkara Polytechnic College has come up with a unique method to create awareness among public on the nutrition value of jackfruit and the different varieties of items that could be made from it. While jackfruit is readily available in many homes, a huge portion of it is wasted.
As part of the college’s scheme of ‘Community Development through Polytechnics’, a course to train people on making different products from jackfruit was inaugurated at Chappath Santhigram. The event which was inaugurated by District Panchayat Vice-president Rufus Daniel has completed its second day. “If we don’t go back to our earlier food habits, which includes using healthy greens and fruits, there would come a time when even babies would grow up with diseases,” he said.
Santhigram chairman R K Sundaram presided over the meet. NABARD district manager Sandhya Nagesh, ATMA project director Sabitha Narayanan, deputy project director, Dr P O Shoshaamma, Community Development Scheme through Polytechnics internal coordinator G Pavithra Kumar, junior consultant K Madhu and Santhigram director G S Shantamma addressed the gathering.
Oneness food products managing director A Ramanakumar, Santhigram Gramina Sankethika Vidyakendram trainers Reena D’cruz and Indumathi led the training session.Subhash Koroth, MD, Artocarpus Food Products, who spent around Rs 1 crore and started a Jackfruit products manufacturing business at Talipparambu in Kannur, will share his experience with the trainees on the session on July 3.
Over 50 people from other districts including Pathanamthitta and Thrissur will attend the session.
Preparations are being made to teach the trainees to prepare 101 jackfruit dishes by the first week of September.
For more details, contact G S Shantamma at 9497004409 or Jissy George at 9447252195.