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Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology prepares 20 tonne food items for victims
The Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT), Thanjavur has prepared a huge amount of food products made from millets to be sent to Kerala flood rehabilitation camps, along with 10 tonne of rice.
Students of the IIFPT and others have prepared the huge of quantity of food products by themselves within the campus.
They are planning to send at least 20 tonne of food products, including biscuits, laddu, cakes, cookies, corn varieties and the masala products, to the relief camps in Kerala, which are housing thousands of displaced flood victims. They are also planning to send 10 kg of rice.
Working under the supervision of Director C Anandharamakrishnan, over 300 persons including the students are making the products that would be taken to the Thanjavur Airforce base and from there, the food items would be airlifted by a helicopter.
The food items are expected to reach the relief camps in Kerala on Thursday.
The institute has also developed health supplements and health drinks made of millets and these products would also be sent to Kerala, said the Director.
Recently, the institute had also developed vermicelli from traditional rice, millet idli and dosa mix and choco rice flakes.
Mill owners send 16 tonne of rice
The Tiruchy district rice mill owners’ association has collected 16 tonne rice from among its members and the load was sent to Kerala after the Collector K Rajamani flagged off the consignment on Wednesday.
The mill owners’ association, led by its president Chinnasamy, collected as many as 680 bags rice from the members and brought them in a lorry to the Collectorate on Monday and requested the Collector to send the load to the ailing people in Kerala. The Collector also appealed to public to collect other household articles and send them to the victims via the Collectorate.