Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has made a research in production of protein food for the jawans posted in remote and isolated parts of the country keeping in view the present situation on our borders. DRDO has also developed various nutritious and protein-rich foods to cater the requirements of Service personnel deployed at high altitude and snow bound areas. The major protein food products developed by DRDO are : Protein-rich bars; Energy-rich bars; Protein-rich instant Halwa-mix, Upma-mix; and Protein-rich Chapattis.
There is no food production unit in DRDO. However, after developing these products, production technologies have been transferred to various industries for bulk production.
Development of nutritional food by DRDO for Armed Forces is an ongoing process based on their requirements and latest technological research in the area. Some of them are Processed Food Technologies/Products and Test Kits (Frozen Meat Test and Alfatoxin Detection Kits), etc.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri P Bhattacharya and Smt Rajani Patil in Rajya Sabha today.DM/NAMPI/RAJ ?
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