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New lab inaugurated in Manipur

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IMPHAL, July 30 - A Quality Analysis Laboratory was inaugurated by Manipur Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar at the premises of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Imphal on Tuesday.

Principal Secretary (Horticulture and soil conservation) J C Ramthanga, Director K Kipgen of State Horticulture and Soil Conservation department, Director of ICAR North Eastern Hill region Meghalaya Narendra Prakash, Joint Director I Meghachandra of ICAR Manipur centre were also present during the programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister Shyamkumar claimed that the laboratory would play an important role in quality analysis in Manipur and other parts of the region, besides checking the quality of food items and products.

Lauding the officials of ICAR for completing the laboratory in a short period of time, he appealed to the people to take benefit from the newly-opened laboratory.

The laboratory has been funded by the Department of Horticulture and Soil Conservation under the centrally sponsored scheme Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture.

�More than 100 quality parameters like carbohydrates, proteins, fat, pesticide residues, microbial contamination and adulteration of foods will be ckecked,� said scientist (Horticulture) Dr Subhra Saikat Roy of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Imphal centre.

The laboratory has been established primarily for quality analysis of fresh and processed horticultural products besides cereals, pulses, oilseeds, milk, meat and fish products.

Interested individuals can also avail the opportunity to undergo training programme on food quality analysis at the laboratory. Nominal charges are kept for the farmers and entrepreneurs ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 1000.

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New lab inaugurated in Manipur

IMPHAL, July 30 - A Quality Analysis Laboratory was inaugurated by Manipur Horticulture and Soil Conservation Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar at the premises of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Imphal on Tuesday.

Principal Secretary (Horticulture and soil conservation) J C Ramthanga, Director K Kipgen of State Horticulture and Soil Conservation department, Director of ICAR North Eastern Hill region Meghalaya Narendra Prakash, Joint Director I Meghachandra of ICAR Manipur centre were also present during the programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister Shyamkumar claimed that the laboratory would play an important role in quality analysis in Manipur and other parts of the region, besides checking the quality of food items and products.

Lauding the officials of ICAR for completing the laboratory in a short period of time, he appealed to the people to take benefit from the newly-opened laboratory.

The laboratory has been funded by the Department of Horticulture and Soil Conservation under the centrally sponsored scheme Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture.

�More than 100 quality parameters like carbohydrates, proteins, fat, pesticide residues, microbial contamination and adulteration of foods will be ckecked,� said scientist (Horticulture) Dr Subhra Saikat Roy of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Imphal centre.

The laboratory has been established primarily for quality analysis of fresh and processed horticultural products besides cereals, pulses, oilseeds, milk, meat and fish products.

Interested individuals can also avail the opportunity to undergo training programme on food quality analysis at the laboratory. Nominal charges are kept for the farmers and entrepreneurs ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 1000.

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