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Earning sweet success from amla

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FORTUNES THROUGH AMLA:Scientists explaining the preparation of amla juice at a training session at Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Vamban near Pudukottai on Tuesday.
FORTUNES THROUGH AMLA:Scientists explaining the preparation of amla juice at a training session at Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Vamban near Pudukottai on Tuesday.

Farmers and entrepreneurs of Pudukottai district underwent a day-long training in 'value addition in amla' at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Vamban near here on Tuesday.

A group of scientists from the kendra explained the nutrient value of amla and its health benefits.

They said that the produce, rich in vitamin C, also contained calcium, phosphorous and potassium.

Inaugurating the training, M.Asokan, Professor and Head of the Kendra, said that several parts of the district were ideally suited for raising amla.

Value addition was a vital need for not only marketing amla but ensuring higher returns.

Farmers, through simple techniques, could turn entrepreneurs by making and marketing value-added products.

The chief product, with a longer shelf life was pickles.

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