WEBINAR ON PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY AND POST HARVEST
MANAGEMENT OF PINEAPPLE AND DRAGON FRUIT
Central Institute of Horticulture, DAC & FW, Ministry of Agriculture& Farmers Welfare, GOI, Medziphema, in collaboration with ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Tripura Centre, conducted a two days webinar on “Production Technology and Post Harvest Management of Horticulture Crops” on 3rd and 4th September 2020.
The objective of the webinar was to disseminate the latest production technologies, post harvest value addition and value chain development in pineapple and dragon fruit, primarily focusing on the state of Tripura, It was well attended by entrepreneurs and farmers KVK officials from Tripura and other North East states virtually making a total attendance of around 180 participants.
Dr. B.N.S.Murthy, Horticulture Commissioner, GOI, in his Guest remark, highlighted the importance of webinar for farmers and entrepreneurs and encouraged the participants to take this opportunity to sincerely learn from the experts. Dr. Naveen Patle, Addl. Commissioner, DAC & FW and Director in-charge, CIH was as the moderator of the programme. The speakers were Dr. Biswajit Das, Joint Director ICAR Tripura centre, Dr. Vishambhar Dayal Scientist, ICAR Mizoram Centre, Ms. Vinika Aomi, Post Harvest Technologist, CIH, Nagaland and Dr. Ramesh Mittal, Director, National Institute of Agricultural Marketing.
Dr. Biswajit Das presented the lecture on pineapple and its production technology, Dr. Vishambhar Dayal presented on the production and post harvest aspect of dragon frit. Ms. Vinika presented on the topic of post harvest and processing of pineapple and Dr. Ramesh Mittal delivered his presentation on the marketing aspect of these crops through value chain development.
The training programme ended with a concluding remark by the Joint Director, ICAR Tripura Centre, in which he acknowledged the entire CIH team for the successful collaborative programme. Dr. Moasosang Longkumer, AHS, CIH, delivered the vote of thanks to all the eminent speakers and the participants.