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Self financed three day training programme on Value Addition to Cottonseed

Self financed three day training programme on Value Addition to Cottonseed

A self financed three day training programme on Value Addition to Cottonseed was organized at ICAR- Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai, 2017. Ten participants from industry, academia and researchers participated in this programme organized during 20-22nd July. The programme was inaugurated on 20th July, 2017 by Director CIRCOT, Dr. P.G. Patil, who welcomed the participants and informed them about the work carried out by CIRCOT on utilization of cottonseed and released the book containing the course material. Dr. Sujata Saxena, Principal Scientist & Head I/C CBPD told about the objectives and course content of the training. Shri A.K. Chowdhury, Secretary, All India Cottonseed Crushers’ Association (AICOSCA), Mumbai, was also present on this occasion and informed the participants about the activities of the Association in promoting scientific cottonseed processing.
The programme consisted of lectures on products obtained from cottonseed viz. linters, cottonseed hull, meal and oil and potential for further value addition to these products. Practicals and demonstrations on various analytical procedures for evaluation of properties of cottonseed and its products as also the processes for further value addition to these products were organised. The course ended with the valedictory function on 22nd July, 2017 where participants shared their experiences and opinion about the programme with the faculty and organizing staff. All the participants found the training very useful and they were interested in contributing to the further promotion and popularization of the cottonseed utilization for value added products.  The valedictory function ended with distribution of Certificates to the trainees by Dr. Sujata Saxena, Principal Scientist & Head I/C CBPD and Course Coordinator.

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