Crop Processing Institute Suggest new Technologies for Crop Processing
The Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology has been developing new technolgies for crop processing, including methods for drying and puffing of fruits and cereals...
New Delhi/India – In 2011-12, IICPT developed a multipurpose yard drying equipment for paddy drying an on-farm fruits and vegetables washer and a millet puffing machine. It also developed an on-farm vegetable grader fluidized thermal disinfestation unit and a low friction huller for shelling and polishing.
In 2012-13, the technologies developed by IICPT include: smoking kiln for fish and a meat, makhana popping machine, a continuous amla deseeder, a neera (Beverage) from toddy, pneumatic grain pump, a continuous steaming system for paddy parboiling and a tender coconut cutting and juice extraction system.
New Developments for India's Food Producers
In the current year, the institute has developed an on- farm leafy vegetable washer, an on-farm washing cum wax coating machine for banana, a ripening chamber for banana, a continuous UV treatment system for surface sterilization of leafy vegetables and a cane sugar peeling machine. The Indian Government has approved up-gradation of IICPT to a national level Institute at a cost of one billion Rupees (around US $15.6 million).