Senate: (Solar dryers developed for preservation of fruits, vegetables: Senate told)

ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Thursday that Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has recently developed solar dryers for the preservation of fruits and vegetables.

Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada told the House during question hour that the PARC in collaboration with Japan has also started a training programme for growers on various aspects of fruit value addition including processing and preservation techniques.

He said the federal government has also announced incentives in the current budget for the establishment of cold chain storages and the growers can benefit from them for preservation of their yield.