Workshop on commercial yak products held

DIRANG, Feb 18: The National Research Centre on Yak (NRCY) here in West Kameng district organized a workshop on ‘Prospects of commercialization of yak products’ from 14-15 February.
The workshop, which was attended by 26 participants, comprising research scientists, officials of the textile & handicrafts and the horticulture departments, members of the government polytechnic here, progressive yak farmers, and local entrepreneurs, was aimed at creating awareness among the stakeholders on commercialization of yak products and protection of their intellectual properties.
Addressing the inaugural function, 30th Bn SSB Commandant, Sunil Soni, called for “showcasing yak products to narrow down the gap of their accessibility to wider range of consumers, including tourists,” and NRCY scientist Dr Joken Bam highlighted the “prioritized technologies on yak products.”
The participants also visited the textile & handicrafts department’s new training facility in Rama Camp.
On the second day, senior scientist from the ICAR-NRC on Pig, Dr PJ Das, and Kolkata-based ICAR-NINFET’s ToT Head, Dr AN Roy, spoke on ‘Prospects of commercialization of yak products’ and ‘Innovative entrepreneurship towards startup and transfer of technology’, respectively.
Noida-based IPR strategist, Vidisha Garg, delivered a lecture on ‘Legal issues pertaining to intellectual property right, geographical indication and technology commercialization’.
NRCY Director, Dr P Chakravarty, scientist Dr TP Singh, and NRCY principal scientist, Dr Vijay Paul also spoke.