To demonstrate the technologies developed by scientists of nine institutes of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), New Delhi, an industrial meet was organised at National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) here yesterday. The new technologies were presented before the officials of Nestle India, Mother Dairy, Delhi, GlaxoSmithKline, National Dairy Development Board, Modern Dairies, Karnal, Neugen Diagnostic, Secunderabad, Madhu Dairy Bihar and others.
New discoveries, including probiotic lassi, low-cholesterol ghee, low-fat oven-baked gulab jamuns, ready to reconstitute milk products, kits for rapid detection of pathogens, antibiotics, pesticides residues, adulterants in milk, misti dahi, pregnancy detection for equines, products from camel and yak milk, products prepared from goat meat, kit for verification of parentage of animals, kit for differentiation of cattle and buffalo meat and milk remained main attraction of the event.
Apart from NDRI, eight other ICAR institutes, including National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Karnal, Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar, Central Institute for Research on Cattle, Merrut, Central Institute for Research on Goats, Mathura, National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner, National Research Centre on Equines, Hisar, National Research Centre on Mithun, Dimapur, Nagaland, National Research Centre on Yak, Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh also presented their technologies to the industry. In total, about 100 technologies were presented to the industries which are ready for commercialisation.
The NDRI scientists showcased their technologies having relevance in milk quality, milk safety, health foods, fortified milk products, dairy equipment, animal feed and others.