National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad
The importance of developing Indian meat sector towards an efficient and organized activity to utilize livestock resources to provide meat and by-products of human utility to the growing population needs has been realized. With this challenging backdrop, Indian Council of Agricultural Research has visualized the need for establishing an exclusive research centre on meat. National Research Centre on Meat was initiated at IVRI campus, Izatnagar in the year 1986 and later shifted to Hyderabad in the year of 1999. It started functioning at its own campus from April 2007. Currently institute is having 13scientific staff and 4 Technical staff. At present institute is running 3 externally funded projects from ICAR and DST. Recently NRC on Meat successfully completed world bank funded National Agricultural Innovation Project, ‘Value chain for clean meat production from sheep’. NRC meat also providing technical assistance and consultancy regarding meat animal rearing, slaughter house and meat processing plant to the interested entrepreneur. NRC on Meat developed the technologies related to clean meat production, food safety and authenticity and value added meat products.
NRC on Meat as a premier institution of meat research to solve the problems and face challenges of meat and allied sectors development.
Development of modern organized meat sector through meat production, processing and utilization technologies to serve the cause of meat animal producers, processers and consumers.
a) To conduct basic and applied research in meat science and technology for development of a modern organized meat sector in the country
b) To develop appropriate and relevant technologies for meat production, processing, value addition and utilization to contribute for sustained meat production and consumption
c) To provide need based training for different levels of personnel in meat and allied sectors.
d) To establish a liaison with industry, trade, regulatory and developmental organizations
e) To support bilateral and international programmes and
f) To serve as a national repository of information in meat and allied sectors.
National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad is undertaking a research project entitled, ‘Developing traceability model for buffalo meat industry for quality assurance and augmenting exports’. The project is funded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India as part of Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award Challenge Research Project awarded project’s Principal Investigator, Dr Girish Patil, S., Scientist. Project started in November 2011 and the implementing a traceability system for buffaloes is its prime objectives. This livestock traceability data base is established as part of the research project.