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Idlis get on to science plate

07 January 2011

CHENNAI:Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore will be documenting details of 100 varieties of Indian food, including five varieties of idli in its Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) in its bid to protect traditional Indian food and knowledge.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle after delivering his lecture at the Indian Science Congress on Friday, Dr V.Prakash, director, CFTRI said there are 3,000 traditional food varieties available in India. We cannot document details of all these food varieties but we will be digitising 100 varieties.

“In the past we were fighting if someone filed patents for our traditional knowledge. Now we have stopped fighting and started patenting. It is now knowledge transmission from scientist to society,” he said. The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) is a collaborative project between Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), ministry of science and technology and department of AYUSH, ministry of health and family welfare and is being implemented at CSIR….

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Written by csirindia

January 9, 2011 at 10:32 am

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