February 2015, Bikaner
ICAR – National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner took initiative in reaching out to the general public to create awareness about functional health food benefits of camel milk by starting camel milk promotion point in the Bikaner city at ‘Senior Citizen Walkway’.
Under the said activity the Centre would make camel milk available for the residents of Bikaner for one month and while doing so the efforts will be made to provide scientific basis and information to the general public about functional food value and benefits of camel milk for the management of modern day human health.
Another important purpose of this initiative is to project camel milk sale as an economic activity for the camel herders who are presently not using this commodity to gain commercial benefits. The response and need generated by this activity is expected to promote the camel herders to unite and form self-help groups who can decide taking up camel dairy as a vocation.
(Source: ICAR – National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner)