About 50 youth from various districts of Kashmir are being trained in food processing techniques at Processing and Canning Centre, Lal Mandi here.
The youth are being trained in various fruit and vegetable processing fields including tomato puree, apple jam, apple juice, apple chutney, various jams, jellies, squashes, pickles etc for setting up small scale processing units.
This was said during a visit of Director Horticulture, Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat to Fruit and vegetable processing and Canning centre, Lal Mandi.
Director Horticulture said that the main aim of this processing and canning centre is to impart training to the interested people in the field of Fruit and Vegetable processing so that they are able to process various types of foods (Fruits and Vegetables) at a small scale, either at their home or in small scale processing units.
During the visit, the candidates put forth the demand for enhancing stipend and providing for accommodation facilities in Srinagar District. Director Horticulture assured them every possible support and on spot instructions were passed to Chief Canning Instructor, Kashmir for arranging exposure visits and proper guidance/techniques to the trainees.