Food Processing Training Centre (FPTC)

Thiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu is an agrarian district. Agriculture is the main occupation for about 82% of population in the district. Paddy, Groundnut and Ragi are the major agriculture crops cultivated in the district. Fruit crops viz., Banana, mango, sapota, guava, etc., vegetable crops such as Brinjal, Tomato, Bhendi, Chillies etc., are the major horticulture crops cultivated in the district.

With a view to provide technical knowledge to the rural people of the district and to promote more number of food processing units for their economic upliftment, the TNBRD established Food Processing Training Centre at Kilnelli Village in collaboration with the National Mission on Food Processing funded by Ministry of Food Processing during 2014 for the purpose. Trainings to farmers, farm women and rural youth are regularly planning in the following fields. The total project out lay is Rs.15.00 lakhs.

  • Value addition in Fruit and vegetables.
  • Preparation of Bakery products.
  • Preparation of various Instant mix.