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DRDO partners with yoga guru Ramdev for herbal supplements

DRDO partners with yoga guru Ramdev for herbal supplements

DRDO has forged a partnership with yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd to market its herbal supplements and food products in India and abroad

India’s premier defence research organisation DRDO recently announced its partnership with yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda Limited for the herbal supplements and food products developed by it. Under the joint agreement ambit, these products will be manufactured and marketed in the country and abroad.

DRDO today entered into licensing agreements with Ramdev’s company for transfer of Seabuckthorn technology based products developed by Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR), as reported by PTI.

DIHAR, a frontier laboratory of DRDO which is located in Leh with detachments in the strategic Siachen sector has pioneered cold arid-agro animal technologies for augmenting local availability of fresh food in the region.

The laboratory, through its translational laboratory to land approach, develops technologies for fresh food cultivation, poultry, goat and dairy farming and green house cultivation which are disseminated to the local farmers.

Speaking on the occasion, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said seabuckthorn is a unique product.

“Apart from what has been commercialised, there are many more applications which Patanjali Ayurveda could explore to exploit the full potential of Seabuckthorn,” he said.

Parrikar wanted Patanjali Ayurveda to bring many more health products to exploit the full potential of the technologies beyond what DIHAR has found out.
“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,” the statement quoted him as saying.

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