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Projects Completed

Name of the project

Funding agency

Year

Budget

(lakhs)

Utilization of apple pomace for development of low-cost quality superior products

DST

1998

2.33

Nutritional and quality evaluation of dried local and commercial fruits and vegetables of H.P.

DST

2001

5.32

Nutritional evaluation of seabuckthorn and its utilization in preparation of various food products

ICAR

2003

9.17

Nutritional evaluation and storage stability of the value-added products prepared from under-utilised medicinal fruits

DST

2005

2.38

Farm women training in value addition of indigenous products with emphasis on post-harvest management

IERP

2005

4.79

Nutritional quality and value addition of under-utilized crops of Himachal Pradesh

DST

2006

7.86

Experiential learning- setting up of facilities for hands on training in

     

         Bakery and Confectionery

ICAR

2007

19.20

         Honey Processing and Packaging

ICAR

2007

30.20

Reappraisal of Mid-day  Meal in India and recommending sustainable region based MDM recipes

DST

2008

0.28

Documentation, nutritional analysis and value addition of underutilized fruits and vegetables of H.P.

DST

2008

1.50

On-going projects

Name of the project

Funding agency

Year

Budget

(lakhs)

All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Home Science( Food and Nutrition Component)

ICAR

1996

70.00

Revolving fund scheme on commercial utilization of food processing plant-cum- community centre for preparation of value-added products

ICAR

2006

11.40

NAIP on

Biopesticides mediated value chain management for clean vegetables

Sub-project: Nutritional quality and preparation of value added products from peas and cabbage produced using biopesticides

ICAR

2008

5.85

Nutritional quality and value addition of amaranthus, buckwheat and rice bean genotypes

ICAR

2008

1.20

Monitoring and evaluation of ICDS scheme in Himachal Pradesh

NIPCCD

2008

1.48

Nutritional quality and value addition of amaranthus, buckwheat and rice bean genotypes

ICAR

2008

1.20

Creation of infrastructure facilities for running B Tech Course in Food Science and Technology

Ministry of Food Processing Industries, GOI, New Delhi

2012

48.40

Setting up of Food Testing Laboratory at CSK HPKV, Palampur

Ministry of Food Processing Industries, GOI, New Delhi

2013

211.81

 

Technologies developed

The department has developed technologies in the field of

  • Nutritional quality evaluation, Utilisation and Value-addition of

  • Underutilised food crops viz. Amaranthus, Buckwheat, Rice bean, Chayote, Lungru, Kachnar, Lasoora,Daru, Akha, Kashmal, Kafal and wild Jamun etc.

  • Aloe Vera

  • Seabuckthorn

  • Utilisation of fruit waste viz. apple pomace, citrus peel

  • Medicinal plants

  • Assessment of nutritional status of vulnerable segment of the society i.e. pre-school children, pregnant and lactating women, adolescent girls

  • Hypocholesterolemic effect of food crops viz. chayote and linseed

  • Use of indigenous plant products as  protectants against insect infestation in stored grains 

  • Drying and dehydration of local and commercial fruits and vegetables of H.P.

  • Preparation and nutritional quality evaluation of supplementary and  weaning foods

Establishment of Food Processing Pilot Plant

To strengthen the Research and Development activities in the Discipline of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Home Science has established a Food Processing Pilot Plant with following Objectives:

  •  To give impetus to the food preservation and processing

  •  To provide R and D component to the food preservation and processing areas

  •  To create a forum for the students, researchers, industry personnel, policy makers and local citizens for better interaction

  •  To help maintain nutritional, palatable and safest balance of raw materials and processed products

  •  To meet the demand of the University regarding various processed food products.

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