It aims to address skills shortage in sector

The Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) is planning to start a one-year certificate course in food technology.

According to Ram Rajashekaran, director of the institute, the course aims to address the problem of skills shortage in the food technology and food safety sector. The prospects of the food processing industry were bright and large investments were expected, but skilled manpower was an issue, he explained.


He added that the institute was planning to introduce an exclusive course for people from underprivileged sections of society so that they could be employable.Prof. Rajashekaran was speaking on Thursday at the two-day Indian Convention of Food Scientists and Technologists.

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