Experiments are now being carried on by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in the production of “vegetable curd”. Mr. Mano Mohan Das, Deputy Education Minister, told the Lok Sabha on September 4 that the Council had recently purchased a small plant for the purpose from a firm in Trichur. The machine had been designed by the firm itself. Asked how “vegetable curd” compared with natural curd, he replied, “Since it is produced in our research laboratories, I presume it is good. Its cost is expected to be less than that of natural curd.”