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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
19-November-2010 15:32 IST
Research/Tests on Lathyrism
National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad has initiated the preparatory phase of a study to assess the effect of various doses of khesari dal on goats.

This is a collaborative project involving Department of Biochemistry, Osmania University, Department of Pharmacology, Veterinary College, Hyderabad and Department of Pathology, National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has sanctioned the funds for this animal experiment. NIN has received Rs. 9,26,582/- as first installment on 13th September, 2010 to carry out the experiment on goat. NIN has requested for an additional funds of Rs. 3.5 lakhs to conduct a pilot study on assessment of total implication of khesari Dal on human health.

This information was given by Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad in written reply to a question raised in Lok Sabha today.