6th July, 2020, Bikaner
The ICAR-National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner, Rajasthan organized an Interactive Meet on the “New Dimensions of Camel Based Tourism Development: Strong Prospects of Entrepreneurship” to mark the celebrations of its 37th Foundation Day today.
Dr. R.K. Sawal, Director ICAR-NRC on Camel highlighted the Centre’s achievements during the past 36 years that have transformed the camel keepers’ livelihood. He emphasized that decline in the population in the field demands much more efforts to make camels useful for the society. Dr. Sawal also outlined the visit by more than 45,000 tourists from India and abroad, school children and farmers during the last year.
Shri Ramesh Tambia, District Development Manager, NABARD, Bikaner, Rajasthan applauded the Centre’s initiative to provide a good platform for farmers to communicate. He stressed on having more discussions for promoting the camel farming business in new dimensions through Farmers’ Producers’ Organisations for improving the value chain of camel milk collection and transport.
Shri Hitesh Rathi from Adivik Foods, Nokha, Bikaner, Rajasthan a leading entrepreneur in camel milk in India regarded the development of cold chain for camel milk transport and marketing as the herculean task to match customer satisfaction.
Shri Jetharam, a Progressive Farmer from Lakhusar, Bikaner, Rajasthan shared his experiences about his long association with the Centre that has helped him to gain from interaction meetings and trainings to make camel farming remunerative.
(Source: ICAR-National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner, Rajasthan)