Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) and National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM), Sonepat, Haryana have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) during a virtual webinar on Monday to take up joint teaching, research and training programmes initially for 10 years.
Vice chancellor Prof. Saket Kushwaha, in his address, stressed on importance of organic farming and horticulture waste utilization through food processing in the state, while pro-vice chancellor Prof. Amitava Mitra, said that Arunachal Pradesh economy dominated by agriculture for which development of food processing sector holds importance to convert important fruit crops such as oranges, kiwi, pineapples, etc. into finished products like jam, jelly and beverages.
“This Himalayan state needs to develop a lot in food processing sector”, said registrar Dr. N T Rikam.
The inking of MoU coincided with a global webinar, themed “Technologies for processing safe foods, entrepreneurial prospects and ministry support: Sufficing demands of food industry”, conducted by RGU’s food technology department in collaboration with NIFTEM. It was chaired by life sciences and agriculture sciences dean Prof. Sumpam Tangjang.