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ICAR-NRCC transfers camel milk powder technology to industry

Camel milk can be called a medicinal storehouse or superfood due to its therapeutic and nutraceutical properties: Dr Sahoo

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-National Research Centre on Camel (NRCC), Bikaner and Pearl Lacto (Hanumangarh, Rajasthan) to transfer the innovative Camel Milk Powder (CMP) Technology. With the transfer of this technology, camel milk will now be available across the country.

Dr Artabandhu Sahoo, Director, ICAR-NRCC and Aman Dhill, Founder, Pearl Lacto Company signed the MoU on behalf of the respective organisations.

Dr Sahoo exhorted that by using innovative techniques the functional properties present in camel milk remain intact to a greater extent. He said that camel milk can be called a medicinal storehouse or superfood due to its therapeutic and nutraceutical properties. Dr Sahoo also stressed that the transfer of this non-thermal powder-making technology to Pearl Lacto Company will expand access to needy consumers across the country. He urged that camel rearers should fully adopt camel milk entrepreneurship and move forward in this direction so that the camel milk market can be converted into an organised food supply chain.

According to Dr R.K. Sawal, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NRCC, the processing methods of cow and buffalo milk cannot be directly used for processing camel milk as camel milk has different characteristics. Therefore, efforts are being made to process camel milk by innovative methods and to make various quality products.

Aman Dhill said that the company will make available the powder and its manufactured products through its parlours located in different cities across the country and through online channels.

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