Due to requirement of agricultural produce after harvest for its protection, conservation, processing, packaging, distribution, marketing, and utilization to meet the food and nutritional standards of the people in relation to their needs, postharvest technology had been developed in consonance with the needs of each society to stimulate agricultural production, prevent postharvest losses, improve efficiency and add value to the products. During this process, proper uses of postharvest technology would generate employment, reduce poverty and stimulate growth of related economic sectors. Thus, Postharvest Technology
Importance of Postharvest Technology lies in the fact that it has capability to meet food requirement of growing world population by eliminating avoidable losses making more nutritive food items with higher values by proper processing, storage, packaging, transport and marketing. Use of appropriate postharvest technology not only reduces the postharvest and storage losses or adds value to the product, but more importantly it provides the potential of higher employment including fortification of agricultural and agro-industries. And at the end, establish food security for green and happiness society. Innovation Center was established to served the purpose through an inter-disciplinary and multi-dimensional approach, which included, research capability, scientific creativity, technological innovations, productive sectors participation, human resources development, all of hich must respond in an integrated manner to the developmental needs of the country.