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Signing of MOU between ICMR and Eliminate Dengue Program, Monash University, Australia on Wolbachia based dengue control strategy

Telangana IT, Industries, Municipal Administration; Mines & Geology; NRI Affairs Minister KT Rama Rao, Dr. Paul Stoffell and Secretary DHR & DG, ICMR Dr. Soumya Swaminathan share their insights #BioAsia2017on February 6, 2017

World Leprosy Eradication Day Observed in Rmrc, Bhubaneswar on 30th January 2017, Dr. Bikash Ranjan Kar from IMS & SUM Hospital delivered a talk on the topic Early Eradication of leprosy.

Training programme on Industrial Safety and Health sponsored by DISH Maharashtra inaugurated on 23/01/2017 at NIOH, Ahmedabad

BOOK ON “INDIAN FOOD COMPOSITION” RELEASED

                The new “Indian Food Composition Tables- 2017”, the long-awaited data of 586 varieties of Indian foods and their nutritive values, was released by the Hon’ble Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri J.P. Nadda at New Delhi on Wednesday.  Shri. Faggan Singh Kulasthe, Hon’ble Union Minster of State for Health and Family Welfare was the Guest of Honour. This is followed by an International Symposium on “Food Composition in Nutrition and Health” to mark the release of this book.

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary, Department of Health Research & Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) welcomed the gathering while Shri T. Longvah, Director Incharge, National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad and Principal Investigator of this project presided over the function.

Shri. Trilochan Mahapatra, Secretary, Dept. of Agriculture Research and Extension & D.G, ICAR;  Shri J.P. Meena, Special Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries; Shri. Ashish Bahuguna, Chairman, Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Shri Hameed Nuru, Country Director, World Food Programme (WFP), Dr.  Ruth Charrondiere, Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO) also spoke on the occasion. The function concluded with the Vote of Thanks by Dr. G. S. Toteja, Head Nutrition, ICMR.

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