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A National Webinar Held on Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Animal Industry By- Products

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo

A National Webinar (Academia-Industry-Interface) on ‘Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Animal Industry By- Products’ under the aegis of ICAR- Institutional Development Project of National Agricultural Higher Education Project was organized by Department of Livestock Products Technology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University, Ludhiana

Around 800 participants had registered for the event however 100 were selected by the organizing committee. Head of the department, Dr Manish Kumar Chatli informed that the dairy and meat industry in India is shaping up as a potential venture. Rapid growth and urbanization has catalyzed the growth of animal products industry to a new level. But every development has two faces. As we are striving towards a better future with the growth in processing of animal products, the waste arising from these activities are posing a serious concern. Various byproducts such as whey during the manufacturing of channa/ paneer/cheese, ghee residues, similarly during meat production skin, hide, bones, blood, feathers etc. These byproducts are a source of revenue and employments generation, but its indiscriminate disposal leads to stress on environment and spread of diseases.  


Drs Vikas Pathak, DUVASU, Mathura and G.S. Meena, Scientist, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal acted as Experts and presented their views on the scope, potential, utilization and value of the byproducts of meat and milk industry, respectively. Harmaan Madon, MD, Madon Applied Sciences, Pune explained in detail about the opportunities for the entrepreneurs in this area, and discussed requirements to become entrepreneur including zeal, passion, self-motivation and financial issues.  

Dean and Principal Investigator of the project, Dr. Parkash Singh Brar highlighted the importance of the issue and encouraged students to become employer than employee.

Dr Inderjeet Singh, Vice Chancellor applauded the efforts of scientists for highlighting such an important issue and stressed on the need-based research & development of liaison with the industry.

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