Ladakh greens land DRDO Lab in Limca Book

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  1. Predator

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    By Ritu Sharma | ENS - NEW DELHI
    23rd July 2012 08:36 AM

    The laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has entered the Limca Book of Records for growing 78 varieties of vegetables at the frigid heights of Ladakh.

    Known as a cold desert, Ladakh’s climate has not been suitable for agriculture and horticulture. Till 20 years ago only four to five types of vegetables were grown in this region located around 11,500 feet above sea level. Then the Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) was mandated to undertake research so that troops located in Ladakh and Siachen could be provided with fresh vegetables and fruits.

    “We have entered the Limca Book of Records and the record is based on three distinctions. First is that DIHAR is the world’s highest laboratory working on agro-animal technology. Secondly, we have been able to grow large sizes of vegetables, like five-kg potatoes. Also, 78 types of vegetables were grown in one season and in one field,” DIHAR’s director R B Srivastava told Express from Leh.

    DIHAR is now eyeing to enter the Guinness book by taking the types of vegetables grown in the region to 100.

    “Our research and modification of vegetables and fruits have been really successful. Today, we are able to meet 51 per cent of the requirements of the troops posted here. The troops require 5,000 metric tonnes of vegetables annually. The rest has to be fetched from Chandigarh,” Srivastava added.

    The transportation cost for one kg tomato from Chandigarh to Leh is over `100.

    http://newindianexpress.com/nation/article574374.ece

    great work by DRDO scientists
     
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    balai_c Regular Member

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    And yet it keeps getting called DODO!
     
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    it's only the jealous pakis that call it by that name :taunt:
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    DRDO is supposed to be developing Defense Products and not vegetables. :taunt:

    We can't attack enemy by using vegetables ammos.
     
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    Napoleon said "An army marches on its stomach" and he knew a thing or two about war and marshalling resources.

    Neither can hungry soldiers fight back.
     
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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    There are other scientists in the country to do that or let local administration do that as they are being paid for that only. Why should highly paid DODO grow potatoes in Ladakh. They are not doing that as extra curricular activity as army does for free? Since when have they usurped the role of Army Supplies ?
     
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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    Ha Ha Ha ....... I like that !
     
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    ^ learn to read the article, the army soldiers posted in border areas get fresh vegetables at low prices, this saves money for the nation and keeps soldiers healthy and fighting fit, never mind you wont get it, your constant hatred for drdo blinds you.
     
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    DRDO is working on foods technology in a big way. MTR's ready to eat packaging technology was developed by DRDO.


    Indian defence scientists develop hi-tech foods - Economic Times

     
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