The Product Processing Utilisation & Training Wing has been inaugurated to explore the immense opportunities in the camel product processing sector
Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Parshottam Rupala, inaugurates the ‘Camel Product Processing Utilisation & Training Wing’ at the ICAR centre in Bikaner. ICAR–Bikaner is a Premier Research Centre and an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Considering the importance of camel in the socio-economic development of arid and semi-arid zones, the Government of India established a Project Directorate on Camel at Bikaner in 1984, which was upgraded to National Research Centre on Camel (NRCC) in, 1995
The Centre has been identified as one of the important tourist places of Bikaner and is included in the tourist book. A camel museum is available to apprise them of the developmental and research aspects of the camel in the desert ecosystem. Every year thousands of Foreign and Indian tourists visit the centre.
The Product Processing Utilisation & Training Wing at the centre has been inaugurated by taking into consideration the immense opportunities that this sector holds.
Parshottam Rupala interacted with pastoralists and the pastoral community at the research centre. Further, the Minister also visited the institute’s facilities and interacted with the scientist and domain experts. Detailed discussions followed on the significance of the inception of this producinstitute’s facilities and interactions shall benefit the pastoral community.
While inaugurating the training wing, Parshottam Rupala said, ‘With the Animal Husbandry sector emerging as one of the diversified drivers of economic growth and rural income, there is a need for technological infusion, public investments, and policy reforms. Further, the Union Minister also said that this centre is beneficial not only to the pastoral communities in the state of Rajasthan but India as a whole. He added that the Ministry aims to work in tandem with the stakeholders for the continued growth of the livestock sector.