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Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JUNE16 (NPN):
Published on 17 Jun. 2011 12:01 AM IST
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Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT), Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) Kundli Haryana under Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) in collaboration with District Education Office (DEO) Dimapur Nagaland organized a workshop on ‘career and business prospects in food processing’ on Thursday at IMC Hall Dimapur.
Speaking at the programme, Asono Ndang district education officer, Dimapur Nagaland said Nagaland depends on food produced by farmers instead of coming up with any alternate and innovative idea to survive in spite of being an agrarian state.
She said the present generation has not learnt the art of agriculture as almost every children are school-going.
Stating white-collar job was not many, she urged students to decide and think of a career where they could pursue according to their capability and interest. On this, she said proper guidance should be given to students with workshops and programme on career guidance for students.
With regard to food processing industry in the country, she said India is the largest producer of vegetables and varieties of fruits and likewise recommended the state should also try to adopt new technology on food processing and preservation which is the need of the hour. She encouraged the students to take up food processing as a serious career and pursue the subject matter.
It may be mentioned that the resource persons for the workshop were from Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT) Guwahati, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) New Delhi, AAU Jorhat and FSSAI Guwahati who spoke on basics in food safety, economic of food processing, food safety rules and regulations, educational opportunities in food processing and basics in food processing.

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