NRC on Meat is a premier institution of meat research established in 1999 with the vision to
solve the problems and face challenges of meat and allied sectors development. Centre is
working with mission to develop modern organized meat sector through meat production,
processing and utilization technologies to serve the cause of meat animal producers and
Mandate of the Centre
To conduct basic and applied research in various facets of meat science and technology with
special emphasis on understanding of quality of meat from indigenous livestock for
development of a modern organized meat sector in the country.
To establish appropriate infrastructure facilities for development of relevant technologies/
processes/ practices for meat production, processing, value addition and utilization to
contribute for sustained meat production and consumption.
To provide need based training for different levels of personnel in meat and allied sectors.
To establish a liaison with industry, trade, regulatory and developmental organizations
operating in meat sector.
To support bilateral and international programmes.
To serve as a national repository of information in meat and allied sectors.
Livestock sector is one of the most important components to ensure food security and nutrition. India has a huge livestock wealth and ranks first in the world for cattle, buffaloes and occupies second position for goat which serves as an important source of milk and meat proteins. Livestock sector provides employment to over 300 million rural people and contributes enormous amount of draught power and biomass that enriches the agricultural fields of our country. During the year 2012-13, India has raised Rs 17,903.20/- crores as foreign cash inflow by exporting meat. more..