The Fact News Service
Ludhiana, December 9
Farmers and rural women were imparted practical training in gur making by the Skill Development Centre of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) during the two-day offline training program on the “Safe Preparation of Jaggery (gur).” About 37 participants attended the programme.
The Associate Director of Skill Development Dr Kuldeep Singh Pandhu said that the training aimed at fine-tuning the skills of trainees in the making of pure, adulteration-free and healthy jaggery.
Dr. Rupinder Kaur, Course Coordinator, said that gur/shakkar making can led to enhancement in income, especially, during winters.
Dr. Mahesh Kumar, a technical expert, said that it was important to go in for pure, adulteration- free gur because mixing of chemicals could lead to serious health hazards. He also demonstrated the making of jaggery. Dr Kulvir Kaur, Assistant Professor, Home Science, while coordinating the programme, said that gur was a good substitute to sugar and that there was a growing demand for it across India and among Punjabi diaspora.
Experts Dr Surekha Bhatia, Dr. MS Alam, Dr. GS Kochar, Dr. Preetinder Kaur and Dr. Rajendra Pal trained the participants in gur making, agro-processing, vinegar preparation from sugarcane juice, packaging techniques and sugarcane cultivation, respectively.
Dr. Lavleesh Garg, Extension Scientist, proposed a vote of thanks.