Five days training programme on Value Addition of Milk begins at GADVASU, Ludhiana
A training programme on ‘Value Addition of Milk’ for the dairy farmers of the state begins at College of Dairy Science & Technology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana. In this training programme, which will be held from May 7-11, 2018 total 21 farmers from different parts of the state have registered. Inaugurating the training programme, Dr. A. K. Puniya, Dean, College of Dairy Science and Technology, GADVASU explained the importance of value addition of milk in augmenting the farmer’s income and sustainability. He informed about the various extension activities of the University where dairy farmers can get associated and take benefits.
Training Co-ordinators Dr. S. Sivakumar, Dr. Gopika Talwar and Dr. Narender Kumar Chandla educated the participants about the training programme and extension activities of the college. It was informed that how such trainings can help farmers to enhance the technical knowhow and help them to enter into milk processing business to become a successful entrepreneurs’; which would ultimately be a win-win situation for all stakeholders i.e. farmers and consumers. Farmers were advised for clean milk production practices and entreated to convert milk into value added products so as to improve the profit levels as compared to the sale of liquid milk. During these five days training, farmers will be apprised of theoretical and practical aspects of various technologies of milk processing for the value addition of milk. The training would cover the technological, microbiological, chemical and economic aspects for proper handling of liquid milk and milk into milk products. To promote start-up ventures and entrepreneurial activity, farmers will be educated about establishment of mini dairy processing plant. Besides milk processing technologies, farmers will be sensitized about various on farm and off farm quality assurance measures and related food safety issued involved in milk processing