10 March 2017 - Training Programme on "Value Addition of Milk" concludes at Veterinary Varsity
A five-days training course on ‘Value addition of milk ' organized by College of Dairy Science and Technology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University concluded on March 10, 2017.
Congratulating the trainees including few women farmers who underwent training in the course, the Chief Guest, Dr. H. K Verma, Director Extension, GADVASU said that dairy processing by value addition could help to enhance the economic well-being of the large number of people in Punjab. He further added that this training will be of great help to the dairy farmers who were interested to start their own dairy processing business. He suggested the trainee participants to maintain contacts with the University experts and try to excel in the dairy processing and value addition through hard work and innovation.
Dr. A. K. Puniya, Dean, College of Dairy Science and Technology in his address emphasized that it is the need of the hour to shift the small milk producers to milk processors through value addition. He added that there is a need for better marketing of products manufactured by small dairy processors through selection of better market place, obtaining good prices through improvement of quality by value addition, etc., He motivated the farmers for value addition and ensured the cooperation from the trained faculty of the college in the future.
Dr. Pranav Kumar Singh, Dr. Gopika Talwar and Dr. Santosh Kumar Mishra course coordinators of training programme provided an overview of the activities carried out for the participants during the training course. They informed that the five day training programme was technically designed and provided practical training on manufacture of seven milk products viz. milk cake, paneer, whey drink, flavoured dahi, lassi, mozzarella cheese and sterilized flavoured milk. The training also covered the microbiological, chemical and economical aspects for proper handling of milk and milk products. Farmers also shared their experiences about the technical sessions of the training and mentioned that they had good practical experience of manufacturing the milk products and other technical know-how. Valedictory session was concluded with the distribution of training certificates to the participants. College is looking forward to conduct more specialized trainings to benefit more dairy farmers and entrepreneurs in the future.