5th July 2017, Bikaner
ICAR-National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner celebrated its34th Foundation day today.
Prof. Bhagirath Singh, Vice Chancellor, Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner, in his inaugural address appreciated efforts of NRCC to exploit utility of camel milk as a functional food and lauded efforts of centre for getting approval from FSSAI.
While emphasising the need of camel milk trading, ShriGordhanRaika ,Chairman,PashupalakKalyan Board, Rajasthan State announced initiative of Government of Rajasthan for establishing a camel milk mini processing plant in Jaipur shortly.
Sh. Yashwant Singh, Deputy Inspector General, Border Security Force, Bikaner apprised that even today the utility of camels for security of border is undisputed and assured cooperation of BSF in development and implementation of collaborative programmes for development of Camel production system in border villages benefitting the camel herders. Dr. N.V. Patil, Director, NRCC highlighted the recent research achievements of the Centre during last 33 years with efforts of the Scientists directed towards improving the utility of camel for the stakeholders.
On this occasion an interactive meet on “Prospects of Camel Milk Trade in India: Status, Issues and Opportunities” was organized to discuss the present status and issues of Camel milk trade. Business models of successful camel dairying on cooperative basis were also suggested.Camel herders from Gujarat and Rajasthan and interested camel milk traders from various states as Gujarat, Delhi, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan, State Animal Husbandry Officers, consumers, different NGOs, academicians and scientists participated in the interactive meet.
Scientists and all staff of NRCC, Officials of local ICAR institutes and state government officials participated in the occasion.
(Source: ICAR-National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner)