The Committee would function to consider and review post-harvest techniques and technologies developed by Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology for adoption and commercial application both at farm and industrial level, to integrate techniques and technologies of management of post-harvest losses and value addition, a spokesman said.
    
Besides, it will also function to ensure transfer of technologies to farmers and industries for their commercial application, he said.
    
It's mandate includes formulation, implementation and management skill development programme in post-harvest management technologies and food processing, he added.
    
The committee would also encourage development of agro and food processing clusters with cool chain infrastructure and ensuring integration of production, processing and marketing, he said.
    
It will also encourage scientific warehousing of agricultural and horticultural produce.

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