GUWAHATI: CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI) has come out with technology to enhance a strong economic entity for the farmers of North East. In a press conference organized at Guwahati Press Club, Prof.(Dr) Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur said that even after producing good quality of crops farmers of north east region are not getting the value due to lack of preservation and post-harvest processing technologies.
Hirani said, “CSIR-CMERI has developed post harvest technologies which will increase the shelf-life of the end products. As, the technology has come out with solutions for washing, slicing, drying etc. that will allow the farmers to get good sale value, besides employment opportunity of rural youth”. Hirani added, “These technologies have been installed in various states of North East India including Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland and CSIR has given major emphasis to waste management, water purification, renewable energy so that this region emerge as a strong economic entity”. The post harvesting processing and water purification technologies offers many features including Rotary Drum Washer, Slicer, Cabinet Dryer, removal of harmful microorganisms, excess Iron and Unwanted toxic suspended particles etc. Now we want collaboration to aware people so that science and technology can be adopt and with collaborative initiative we can move further towards development.”