On account of welfare activities for adapted village under the SRMSIT – UBA, one day skill development program on dairy products was organized by Unnat Bharat Abhiyan in SRMIST, Kattankulathur on 19.07.2022.

 Skill Development Programme for Pattravakkam village women was conducted at Fruits and Vegetables Processing Laboratory, Department of Food Process Engineering, School of Bioengineering, SRM IST, Kattankulathur. This event was jointly organized by Directorate of Alumni Affairs, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Department of Food Process Engineering. The faculty co-ordinators are Dr. R. Sridhar, Dr. A. Geetha, Dr. S. Usha & Dr. G. Nagamaniammai from SRMIST, Kattankulathur.


 15 women from Pattravakkam adopted villages were participated in the skill development program


 The training on Paneer and Natural - flavoured Whey protein beverage development were given by Dr. G. Nagamaniammai, Associate Professor, Department of Food Process Engineering, School of Bioengineering, Kattankulathur in the Fruits and Vegetables Processing Laboratory. She started the session with basic hygiene practices and regulatory requirements to be followed in food manufacturing industries, hotels and street vendors. The Paneer was developed from raw milk using natural coagulating agents. The casein was filtered, squeezed, pressed and chilled to obtain Paneer. The whey protein separated from Casein protein was added with sweetener, cardamom, natural carrot and beetroot extract, hence the protein rich beverage was prepared from paneer industry waste 


Followed by the hands on training, Industry expert Mr. Ulaganathan, Principal consultant, Sanviha Food Tech Solution, Chennai explained about the basic characteristic trait to be an entrepreneur, idea generation and business models. He elaborated on various possible cottage level food businesses with locally available raw materials and resources. He also mentioned about market survey and product costing for sustainable business 

     In order to motivate the women participants, a Self Help Group Women team turned as entrepreneurs Mrs. Meheshwari and Mrs. Saroja, PoovithalgalIdly / Dosa batter, Mudichur were interacted with the participants. They explained about the importance and advantages of team work to execute business plan and deliver the consistent quality products to the customer. They also shared the procedures for bank loan and possible State and Central Government schemes available for SHG teams.

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