With a vision to create
a Centre of Excellence for capacity building in the areas of post
harvest management of foodgrain by providing training on latest
developments to the aspirants internationally, a memorandum of
understanding (MOU) has been signed between Department of Food & Public
Distribution, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & PD, Government of
India and Central Warehousing Corporation here today.
The MOU was signed by Dr. S. Gupta, Director, Indian Grain Storage
Management and Research Institute (IGMRI), Hapur on behalf of Department
of Food & Public Distribution and Sh. G. Mathialagan, Director (Pers.),
CWC on behalf of CWC in the presence of Dr. D. Bhalla, Joint Secretary,
Department of Food & Public Distribution and Sh. B.B. Pattanaik,
Managing Director, CWC.
Under the MOU, CWC will take over the management of training functions
and related facilities of IGMRI, Hapur for developing it as a centre of
excellence for the purpose of training in post harvest management of
foodgrains and other agricultural commodities besides the training
programme being presently conducted by CWC in different functional
areas. The MOU has been signed for a period of five years effective from
25th October, 2012. The MOU envisages that CWC will develop IGMRI, Hapur
as an institution of excellence to attract overseas participants from
SAARC nations, neighbouring and other countries for training on post
harvest management of foodgrain.