INDIA - Government owned agriculture research organisation the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has inaugurated its newly constructed Meat Processing Plant at National Research Centre on Meat in Hyderabad.
The new plant was opened by Dr S Ayyappan, Director General, ICAR and Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) earlier this month.
The new plant will serve as a training centre for all the trainees and entrepreneurs which have signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Institute to use the meat processing facilities.
Dr Ayyappan also inaugurated the CJSC room of NRC on Meat and visited all the laboratories, experimental abattoir, pilot plant and other facilities at the Institute and interacted with the scientists.
Speaking after the inauguration, Dr Ayyappan thanked the Director and the scientists of the Centre for all the meat processing, value addition and entrepreneurship trainings and other need based works carried out at the Institute to help both domestic and export meat sector.
He also lauded the research efforts of the Centre in the area of meat species identification, traceability, identification of peptide biomarkers, residue analysis which are of great importance to ensure the safety and quality of meat.