Khadi and Village Industries Commission’s South Zone Member G. Chandramouli said on Sunday that he was trying to impress upon the authorities concerned for establishment of a resource centre of the Central Food Technology Research Institute, Mysore, in Kurnool.
Addressing the media, Mr. Chandramouli said he had represented the case to Union Minister for Science and Technology Harshvardhan seeking establishment of a CFTRI resource centre in Kurnool, as an ultra mega food park was coming up at Thangedancha in the district. The centre would create employment potential and provide marketing security and profits to farmers, he said.
Pointing to the fact that Kurnool variety of fine rice, red onions, pulses, dal, Banginapalli mangoes, banana, sweet lime, guava and sapota, tomatos, vegetables and spices were widely grown in the district, despite the semi-arid weather conditions, Mr. Chandramouli said state-of-the-art knowhow and facilities would help farmers raise their standards to match the current market trends.
He recalled that Deputy Chief Minister K.E. Krishnamurthy had inaugurated a solar charkha in the on-going khadi bazaar in Kurnool. Seven khadi manufacturers from Karnataka, six from Tamil Nadu, four from Telangana and one from Kerala, 35 from Andhra Pradesh put up 75 stalls in it.
It will help farmers raise their standards to match current market trends, says KVIC member