DRDO and Patanjali join hands to manufacture herbal products


By NewsGram Staff writer

baba-ramdev-medicinesThe black bearded, clad in orange Yoga guru, Ramdev will now manufacture and market some of the herbal supplements and food products developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in India and abroad.

DRDOYesterday, DRDO entered into licensing agreements with Ramdev’s company, Patanjali Ayurveda Limited for transfer of Seabuckthorn technology based products developed by Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR). DIHAR, a frontier laboratory of DRDO is located in Leh. The lab produces technologies for fresh food cultivation, poultry, goat and dairy farming and greenhouse cultivation.

“Apart from what has been commercialized, there are many more applications which Patanjali Ayurveda could explore to exploit the full potential of Seabuckthorn”, said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

DRDO, in collaboration with FICCI, under DRDO FICCI ATAC programme is aiming to expand its consumer base which is till now restricted to the armed forces.

Patanjali Yogpeeth manufactures herbal products and food products with an annual turnover of Rs 2,000 crore.