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Ksheer Scanner To Benefit People

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The union minister for science and technology Harsh Vardhan dedicated the Ksheer Scanner system for people which are used to detect Adulteration in Milk. It was developed by CSIR-CEERI.

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  • India is the leading producer of milk with 18% contribution of world production
  • India consumes about 146 million tonnes of milk
  • But 60% of the milk is contaminated
  • Major contaminants: Urea,detergent,liquid soap,caustic soda, boric acid
  • Initially NITI Aayog invented a technology to detect adulteration at a cost less than 4 rupees
  • But now with KSHEER SCANNER , the cost has come down to 50 paisa
  • Ksheer scanner can detect the adulteration in less than 45 seconds
  • It uses electrochemical technology
  • System tested at Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan
  • Rajasthan electronics limited and surat alpine technologies sold 35-40 machines

Director General of CSIR – Girish Sahni