MILESTONE 2002-2003



Krushak (Krushi Utpadan Sanrakshan Kendra) the technology demonstration plant set up by BARC at Lasalgaon, district Nashik, Maharashtra, for demonstration of low dose applications of radiation for preservation of agricultural commodities. The plant was dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on October 31, 2002.


For radiation processing Krushak uses gamma radiation from a cobalt-60 source. The plant is designed to process 10 tonnes of onion/hour. It is a forerunner for more such facilities.