A three days trainers training programme was organized by the Central Institute of Horticulture under the banner “Post harvest management of focus horticultural crops” at Shillong from January 27 to 29.
The training was organized with the objective to create awareness and equipping the master trainers with the technical know how and to provide hands on information of the various aspects of post harvest management practices so that it can be extended to the farming community in particular.
The training programme was graced by K M Brahma, joint director, department of horticulture, Meghalaya.
Dr. A Saikia, associate Prof., AAU, Jorhat; Dr. Ram Asrey, senior scientist, Post Harvest Division, IARI and Puvichonü Rhütso, post harvest technologist, CIH were the resource persons who presented on various topics like post harvest physiology of horticultural crops, post harvest losses and its causes, maturity indices, quality standards, harvesting techniques, common storage practices, pre-cooling and post harvest handling of focus crops in Meghalaya like strawberry, orange, jackfruit, cole crops, ginger and turmeric.
Determination for TSS of fruits was also demonstrated practically to the participants. A one day visit to Government Fruit Preservation Center at Shillong was also made as a part of the training programme.
Altogether 35 official participants from eight districts of Meghalaya attended the training programme.