18th January, 2019, Hyderabad
Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR) inaugurated the newly constructed Auditorium at ICAR-National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad today.
Dr. Mohapatra, in his address, appreciated the quality of work done by CPWD and their efforts in completing the project within scheduled time. He also congratulated the staff of NRC on Meat for the grand auditorium and complimented for the successful NABL accreditation certification. He urged all the scientists for proper sampling, recording, maintenance on par with global requirements and develop alternative technologies for validation of meat species and sex determination methods including development of field usable kits. He highlighted the importance of traceability in meat value chain and its role in domestic and export market, biomarkers for buffalo breed differentiation, metabolic profiling of meat and meat products and identification of bioactive peptides and other nutritionally important compounds, zoonotic diseases and ensuring microbial safety.
The DG also released the “NABL accreditation certificate” awarded to “Meat speciation” laboratory of the NRC on Meat; “Technology Booklet” and a brochure published by ABI, NRC on Meat. He also felicitated the Chief engineer and officials of CPWD, Hyderabad.
Dr. J.K. Jena, DDG (AS & Fisheries), Guest-of honor urged to use the facility in collaboration with Animal Husbandry Dept., farmers, meat processors and other stake-holders to conduct the meetings regularly.
Dr. S. Vaithiyanathan, Director, NRC on Meat delivered welcome address.
Dr Ashok Kumar, ADG (AH); Chief Engineer and other officials from CPWD, Hyderabad; Directors of different ICAR Institutes, Officials from Animal Husbandry Department, Govt. Telangana, Former Directors and staff of NRC on Meat, IMC members, entrepreneurs and several meat processors were present during the inauguration.
(Source: ICAR-National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad)