National Research Centre on Camels

National Research Centre on Camel was established in 1984 by the Central Government under Indian Council of Agricultural Research at the outskirts of Bikaner city to promote research and development on camels.

  • It is located about 8 km from Bikaner city in the state of Rajasthan in India.
  • The key objectives of NRCC are camel breeding and health, utilisation of camel milk and its byproducts like ice-cream made of it, which makes it a one-of-a-kind institute in India.
  • The farm is a complex of camel stables, enclosures, and buildings.
  • Scientists engage with all stakeholders like camel herders, traders via collaborative programmes for development of camels.
  • Significant growth had been made on opportunities of camel milk trade in India as a functional food because of its therapeutic health benefits, models of successful camel dairying on cooperative basis, Camel usage by BSF India as this species is found mainly in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Camels have greatly caught the attention of tourists from India and abroad.

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