Friday, August 8, 2014

No ban on sale of camel milk in the country: Union Agriculture Minister

Camel milk is noted as having therapeutic benefits. As per a report, in the late 90s, the Rajasthan High Court ruled it wasn't fit for human consumption. Later in 2000, the Supreme Court overturned the ruling. Despite efforts by various milk co-operatives and self-help groups to promote it, the FSSAI (The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) did not legitimise its sale. However, the Rebari community has continued to consume the milk, saying it has kept them free of diabetes.The milk is considered rich in potassium, magnesium, iron and other nutrients. It also contains three times more vitamin C and 10 times more iron than cow's milk.

According to a new report Anand Singh Bhati, a member of Rajasthan's camel-rearing community of Rebaris who owns these animals claimed that "During malaria outbreak, ten to 12 days of camel milk cures the person."