Bikaner: KRISHIFEST-2018, agriculture fair was organized at ICAR-National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner jointly with ATMA, Bikaner.
Speaking on the occasion as a chief guest, Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR emphasized that camel milk and its value-added products have potential to improve the profit margins many folds and help farmers to double their income.
He urged NRCC to explore the possibility of trading camel milk outside India and prolific attempts be made to popularize the camel milk and its products through audacious publicity about its therapeutic value based on the scientific facts. While addressing the farmers he indicated that the farmers should interact with the scientific community freely to get possible solutions for their problems in arid agriculture situation.
The special guest of the function, Mr Arjun Ram Meghwal , Union Minister of State of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Parliamentary Affairs inaugurated the facility of Camel Milk Ice Cream plant at the Centre. He urged the farmers to form Farmer Producer’s Organizations and find a market in metropolitan cities or see the possibility of exports. He also suggested that NRCC might arrange the availability of products of camel milk in the parliamentary canteen in New Delhi that can be served during different advisory committee meetings held in various ministries, which will promote the use of Camel milk.