Ludhiana, June 16, 2017: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has entered into an agreement with Mr Iqbal Singh of District Tarn Taran for transfer of technology for the preparation of kaddu chutney. The chutney is categorized as a ‘health oriented product’ and therefore the technology uses shakkar/jaggery as one of the ingredients instead of sugar.
Dr N.S. Bains, Director of Research, PAU signed the memorandum on behalf of the university. He applauded Dr Poonam Aggarwal Sachdev, Head Department of Food Science and Technology for developing the technology. The training for the same was imparted and assisted by Mr Rahul Gupta and Er. Karanvir Gill, Research Associates of Food Industry Business Incubation Center, PAU.
While giving information about the chutney, Mr Iqbal Singh said that the product would be cheaper than mango chutney and initially, it would be made available in 200gm jars for sampling across stores in the state. He also plans to take PAU’s advice regarding nutritional sampling of kaddu chutney to make consumers aware of its health benefits.
Till date,PAU has commercialized 36 technologies including products, seeds of hybrids etc since 2012, revealed Dr S.S. Chahal , Technology Marketing and IPR Cell, PAU. Dr G.S. Buttar, Additional Director, Extension, and Dr Ashok Kumar, former Director Research were also present during the meeting.