Sep. 29, 2022:
The ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP), Bengaluru commercialised the anti-methanogenic feed supplement – ‘Harit Dhara’ to BAIF Development Research Foundation through AgrInnovate india on a non-exclusive basis, on September 29, 2022 in Bengaluru. The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed by Dr. Raghavendra Bhatta, Inventor and Director, ICAR-NIANP and Mr. Bharat Kakade, President, BAIF, for licencing and commercial manufacturing of the feed supplement. Dr. Praveen Malik, CEO, AgrInnovate, India, New Delhi, was also present for the signing of the MoA.
Dr. Bhatta highlighted the effectiveness of the feed supplement in mitigating daily enteric methane emission from ruminants by about 20%. Dr. Malik recollected the advisory issued by him as Commissioner, Animal Husbandry, Government of India, to all State Animal Husbandry Departments for adoption of ‘Harit Dhara’ technology. Shri. Kakade shared the Plan of BAIF in ensuring adoption of this technology across 10 states for effective mitigation of daily enteric methane emissions and thereby improving livestock productivity and for claiming carbon credit achieved through this patent-applied technology.
The co-inventors of this technology, Dr. P.K. Malik and Dr. A.P. Kolte, along with other senior officials of NIANP and Dr. Manoj Aware, Head – Animal Nutrition and Senior Thematic Programme Executive, BAIF and Mr. Pandit Patil, Chief Programme Executive, BAIF Livelihoods, Karnataka, were also present on this occasion.