KVK Mohali organizes 5 days vocational training on
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali) organized a 5 days vocational training on “Post harvest management and value addition of horticultural crops” at village Daun under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana scheme w.e.f. 27-02-2017 to 03-03-2017. Twenty eight farm women participated in this training. Dr. Parul Gupta, Assistant Professor (Home Science) and Dr Munish Sharma, Assistant Professor (Horticulture) coordinated this training programme. They encouraged farm women regarding post harvest management and value addition of horticultural crops. Dr. Yashwant Singh, Deputy Director, KVK, Mohali inaugurated the five days training programme and gave a detailed lecture on ‘Value addition of crops and dairy products’. Dr. Parul Gupta revealed the recipes of mix fruit jam, mixed vegetable pickle, carrot chutney, apple chutney, karela pickle and lemon squash. Dr. Munish Sharma, Assistant Professor, delivered lectures on post harvest management of flowers, fruits and vegetables including refrigeration, cleaning, storage, transportation and processing. Dr. Priyanka, Assistant Professor (Agronomy) shared knowledge on ‘post-harvest management of potato ’. Dr. Harmeet Kaur Assistant Professor (Plant protection) discussed regarding ‘storage pests and diseases. Sh. Neeraj Gupta delivered lecture on marketing of horticultural produce. Smt Paramjeet Kaur Development officer also shared departmental schemes for rural development. During the concluding ceremony, feedback from participants was taken and certificates and books were distributed among farmers/farm women. Village sarpanch and participants thanked the KVK faculty and assured them to provide full cooperation in such a programme in future also.