Mr. Chandan Kumar Sahu will present his APS in online mode as per the detail below:
Date: 30th September 2022
Time: 1800 - 1930 hrs.
online link: Google Meet joining info Video call link: https://meet.google.com/uvr-uvun-dmt
Topic: Onion waste to wealth via therapeutic, functional food, and value-added eco-friendly products
Guide: Prof. Amit Arora
RPC Members: Prof. Shireesh Balwant Kedare and Prof. Satish B. Agnihotri
India produces 26.91 million metric tonnes of onions annually, and approximately 70% of this product is kept in storage for 6 to 8 months. Unfortunately, poor storage techniques result in 30–40% harvest loss where physiological weight loss, sprouting, and rotting occur. Onion waste is a rich source of bioactive substances such as phenols, flavonoids, and flavonol; onion wastes are still neglected. Therefore, valorizing onion waste and its extracts for the biomedical and pharmaceutical areas may be an appropriate alternative to minimize environmental harm from the waste. It will offer a practical, affordable alternative for producing dietary supplements or herbal medications, esp. in the climate change era when there is a growing interest in the sustainable use of resources and the reduction of adverse environmental impacts.