Patent for the technology of ‘Urea Detection in Milk’, developed by a scientist of Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar, has been granted by the Patent Office.
P K Kapoor, Head of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, College of Veterinary Sciences, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar informed that a patent has been granted by Government of India to the technology of ‘Urea Detection in Milk’.
It has been developed by Dr. Gulshan Narang, Disease Investigation Officer of the department.
In this technique, a drop of reagent is put on filter paper and then a drop of milk is also put on the reagent, if milk contains urea, yellow colour ring develops within one minute around the milk.
This technique is very simple and does not require costly equipments, said Dr. Narang.
This test can be performed by any lay person and even at the site of collection of milk. This kit is also available at “Kisan Sewa Kendra”, Hisar and “Krishi Vigyan Kendra”, Karnal, he said.
Dr. Narang said that the urea is very hazardous for health, and this technology has more significance during summer and festival season when demand of milk is high and some bad elements produce synthetic milk.