1. IRCTC, CFTRI join hands for transfer of food processing technology

IRCTC, CFTRI join hands for transfer of food processing technology

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), an Indian Railways PSU, has signed an MoU with Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) to get technology to provide hygienic food products and services to the train passengers.

By: | New Delhi | Published: July 4, 2016 7:09 PM
Earlier, IRCTC had joined hands with government-owned Defence Food Research Laboratory for transfer of technology in the field of food and beverage processing and packaging that would upgrade its catering operations.

Earlier, IRCTC had joined hands with government-owned Defence Food Research Laboratory for transfer of technology in the field of food and beverage processing and packaging that would upgrade its catering operations.

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), an Indian Railways PSU, has signed an MoU with Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) to get technology to provide hygienic food products and services to the train passengers.

IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director A K Manocha and CFTRI Director Ram Rajasekaran signed the MoU which aims to provide technology to IRCTC to provide enhanced health, safety, diverse region-specific food products and extended shelf-life of identified food products for rail travellers.

Apart from these, the IRCTC and the CFTRI also agreed to finalise the list of products and services for which CFTRI would provide its technology to IRCTC, a PSU of Indian Railways.

Under the MoU, both the organisations would work together to meet the broad objectives of providing enhanced health, safety, diverse region-specific food products and extended shelf-life of identified food products for rail travellers.

The signatories also agreed to finalise the list of products and services for which CFTRI would provide its technology to IRCTC, a PSU of Indian Railways.

Earlier, IRCTC had joined hands with government-owned Defence Food Research Laboratory for transfer of technology in the field of food and beverage processing and packaging that would upgrade its catering operations.

The agreement with the Mysuru-based DFRL envisages transfer of the technical knowhow and quality testing to IRCTC’s ready-to-eat packaged food for those travelling in trains.

“The MoU with CFTRI reinforces our commitment to upgrade and standardise our catering services. It will further help IRCTC to provide safe, nutritious and hygienic food to the railway passengers,” Manocha said.

CFTRI is one of the 40 national research laboratories in India, set up under the aegis of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It has a proven track record in food safety and designing and developing over 300 products and processes in the production and handling of grains, pulses, spices, fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and poultry.

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    Raavi Ramesh
    Feb 21, 2017 at 11:43 am
    Long route penger trains more than 24 hours to reach destination may be facility for goods carrying biggies on demand from public for carrying heavy volume and weighing luggage. With such facility people may tend to depend on railways for transferring one to another on job or business basis.Many tourist wants to buy volume and weighting items to take their destinations and need not to depend of private transport.Many business enter pruners may have scope of developing business from one place to anotehr with easy distribution.Perishable and food processes items may have a scope for selling in remote places and developing business with maintaining freshness.
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      Raavi Ramesh
      Feb 21, 2017 at 11:35 am
      The existing facilities for toilets two sides of each compartments consisting of four in each compartments may be replaced with 1. One for ladies and one children toilets with baby seat commode. 2. Other may be replaced with commode for elders and only bathing facility with chained bucket and mug.3. Long route trains may have stoppage only at lunch and dinner to collect from station on online order basis atleast 2 hours before.4. Reserved pnegers from intermittent stations may have the facility to reach desired stations either with local or short distance trains.
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