A five-days training course on ‘Value addition of milk ' organized by College of Dairy Science and Technology concluded at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.Dr. Nitika Goel course coordinator informed that training programme was technically designed to provide practical training on manufacture of seven milk products viz. Milk Cake, Paneer, Whey Drink, Dahi, Lassi, Mozzarella Cheese and Sterilized Flavoured Milk. Specialized lecture on establishment of mini dairy processing plant and guidelines to apply for FSSAI Licence for start-up of dairy plant was also included in this training.Dr H K Verma, Director Extension Education, presided over the valedictory function and emphasized that there is a need for value addition of milk for dairy farmers and entrepreneurs. He said that value addition of milk could help to enhance the economic well-being of the large number of farmers in Punjab.
He also suggested that farmers can obtain better prices of their milk through value addition by converting the milk into various milk products.Dr. A K Puniya, Dean, College of Dairy Science and Technology apprised the trainees about the facilities available for farmers in various departments of the college pertaining to value addition of milk. He suggested the participants to maintain contacts with the University experts and try to excel in the dairy processing and value addition through hard work and innovation.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. They landed that the training has certainly well-equipped them with all technical aspects of value addition of milk. Valedictory session was concluded with the distribution of training certificates to the participants.