The Telangana Cabinet on Wednesday gave the nod for starting a new college of Food Science & Technology at Rudrur in Nizamabad district, with an intake of at least 40 students a year. This is in tune with the vision of the Centre and State to add value to food products and avoid losses that are estimated at 20 p.c. in non-perishable food products and 60 p.c. in perishable category.
The Cabinet discussed the fact that application of modern advances in the field of food processing and preservation techniques would help retain the nutritional quality besides slashing post-harvest losses to a large extent. There was a demand for qualified technical human resource personnel in food industries, universities and research institutions concerning food science and technology
In this regard, the Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University Board had on May 12, passed a resolution to establish such a college at Rudrur.