DRDO Ropes In Ramdev’s Patanjali To Manufacture Herbal Supplements And Food Products

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India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has signed an agreement with Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda Limited  to manufacture and market some herbal supplements and food products developed by it, in India and abroad.

DRDO has entered into licensing agreements with Ramdev’s company for transfer of Seabuckthorn technology based products developed by Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR), reports The Hindu.

DIHAR has pioneered cold arid-agro animal technologies for augmenting local availability of fresh food in Leh. The laboratory develops technologies for fresh food cultivation, poultry, goat and dairy farming and green house cultivation which are disseminated to the local farmers.

Bhuvnesh Kumar, Director, DIHAR said:

“This unique approach not only results in local availability of fresh food but also results in socio—economic development of Ladakh and stronger civil-military cooperation in this strategically important region.”

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said:

“Apart from what has been commercialised, there are many more applications which Patanjali Ayurveda could explore to exploit the full potential of Seabuckthorn. We want Patanjali Ayurveda to bring many more health products to exploit the full potential of the technologies beyond what DIHAR has found out.”

Further, he added that DRDO in collaboration with FICCI under DRDO-FICCI-ATAC programme is striving to commercialise more and more spin off technologies for the benefit of society at large.

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