Ludhiana-15 January 2018-A hands-on training programme on ‘Value Addition of Milk’ for the dairy farmers is being organized at College of Dairy Science & Technology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University, Ludhiana. Total 20 farmers (Male:18, Female:2) from various parts of Punjab have registered for this training. Inaugurating the training Dr. A. K. Puniya, Dean, College of Dairy Science and Technology cum Course Director emphasized that there is an urgent need for value addition of milk for enhancing farmer's income & along with value addition it is very important to select better market place, obtain better prices through improvement of quality, etc. He motivated the farmers for value addition and ensured the cooperation from the faculty during the training as well as in the future.

Training coordinators; Dr. Amandeep Sharma, Dr. Inderpreet Kaur and Dr. Gopika Talwar provided an overview of the activities which will be carried out for the participants during the training course. This five days training programme has been technically designed to provide practical training on manufacture of several milk products viz. milk cake, paneer, whey drink, dahi, lassi, mozzarella cheese and sterilized flavoured milk. The training covered the microbiological, chemical and economic aspects for proper handling of milk and milk products. The trainees will also acquaint with the various types of machinery used for manufacturing and packing the milk products.

Dr. Puniya, congratulated the faculty of College of Dairy Science and Technology for successful starting the training programme at college & hoped that trainees will learn all skills from faculty and start value addition of milk at farm level.