Horticulture Department on Saturday held certificate distribution ceremony and awareness programme for the candidates of fruit and vegetable preservation training course.
The trainees have completed six month training held by the Chief Canning Officer, Kashmir, Gul Sayed at Lal Mandi.
Director Horticulture Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, who was the chief guest at the occasion, distributed the certificates.
He advised the trainees for establishing their own preservation units to generate their source of income and livelihood. He said food processing has vast scope in Kashmir given the availability of fruit and vegetables in Kashmir.
He also emphasised for conducting more such training programmes even of shorter duration to attract more unemployed youth towards the food processing sector.
During the deliberations the director horticulture was apprised for benefits of the processing of fruits and vegetables in creation of employment opportunities for the unemployed youth by establishing micro processing units in remote areas of Kashmir division.
Chief Canning Officer advised the trainees to take benefits of the centrally sponsored scheme for establishing their own units for processing of fruit and vegetables which are locally available to create employment opportunities.