The Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU) has been issued a patent on a technique for estimation of multi-residue in milk and milk products, vice-chancellor KS Khokhar said here on Friday.
He said the patent office, government of India, had granted patent to this method developed by Beena Kumari, senior residue chemist in the department of entomology and her co-workers, Shashi Singh, Jagdeep Singh and TS Kathpal.
Khokhar said the pesticide residue in environmental components and food commodities in the present scenario of agriculture was a serious global problem and threat.
He said the objective of the invention was to develop simple multi-residue analytical techniques for the estimation of residues of pesticides, including organochlorines, organophosphate, pyrethroids and carbamates, simultaneously in milk and milk products, which were lacking so far.
The V-C added that the method for estimation of multi-residue in milk and milk products that got a patent was not only a simple, sensitive and quick but also a cost-effective process. He said another advantage of this method was that it used less quantity of solvents than the previously-used methods. It would be very useful for dairy industry and dairy businessmen, he added.
It may be mentioned that this is the tenth patent granted to the university so far, whereas the latter had filed 45 applications for patent of its different technologies.