Trg in yak milk processing imparted

DIRANG, Jul 23: Thirteen youths from Sangti, Thembang, Namshu, Jyotinagar and Yewang villages in West Kameng district participated in a three-day training on ‘Quality control and processing of yak milk’ imparted by the National Research Centre on Yak (NRCY) here.

Organized under the institute’s tribal sub-plan, the programme concluded on Thursday. It was focused on providing hands-on training in hygiene and quality control measures to ensure clean milk production, particularly in the times of Covid-19.

The training comprised lectures on pre- and post-milking hygienic measures to ensure healthy animals as well as safe milk for consumers. The participants were given extensive training on processing of various value-added yak milk products like cream, ghee, dahi, lassi, srikhand, kalakand, khoa, rosogulla, gulab jamun, paneer, whey drinks, etc.

“Quality checking in terms of organoleptic evaluation, and packaging and presentation for marketing was also an important aspect of the training,” the NRCY informed in a release.

The centre’s acting director Dr P Chakravarty commended Drs TP Singh and Joken Bam, and P Namje for conducting the programme.