Dr. A. M.PATURKAR

Dr. ASHISH   MOTIRAM   PATURKAR,
Professor & Head
Department of Veterinary Public Health,
Mumbai Veterinary College
Parel, Mumbai – 12
Email- ashishpaturkar@gmail.com, ashish.paturkar@rediffmail.com                                     Phone No. (Office)-  2413 1180, 2413 7030 Ext. 137
 
Fax No. (Office)-  +91-22-2417 2301
 
4. Date of Birth: 22nd June, 1962           

 5. Educational Qualifications (Begin With Bachelor’s Degree):

Sr.

Degree

Institution

Field

Year

01

B. V. Sc & A. H.

NagpurVeterinary College, Nagpur,

Veterinary science & Animal Husbandry

02

M. V. Sc (Veterinary Public Health)

Mumbai Veterinary College, Mumbai,

Veterinary Public Health,

03

Ph.D

 (Veterinary Public Health)

Mumbai Veterinary College, Mumbai, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University

Veterinary Public Health

 
6.    Research/ Training Experience:
Sr. Duration Institution Particulars of work done
1 2006 onwards under the XI five year plan. Department of Veterinary Public Health, Mumbai Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai – 12 Under “Monitoring of pesticide residues at National level” analytical methods are standardized for the detection of organochlorine and organophosphate pesticides from fat and eggs sponsored by Department of Agriculture and cooperation and ICAR, Govt. of India (funds sanctioned for the project is Rs. 1.10 Crore)
2 2003-2005 Department of Veterinary Public Health, Mumbai Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai – 12 Establishment of ‘Western Region Referral Laboratory for Meat and Meat Products Quality Standards’ which is one of the best chemical/ biological, instrumentation & analytical laboratory for testing foods of livestock origin for antimicrobial, hormonal and heavy metal residues as well as microbiological quality of animal origin foods. The project was sponsored by NATP/ICAR, Govt of India under team of excellence. The total funds sanctioned for the project was Rs 3.16 Cr.
3 1999-2004. Department of Veterinary Public Health, Mumbai Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai – 12 Under “Quality Assurance and Monitoring of Foods from Livestock and Poultry”, analytical methods were standardized for the detection of antibiotic, hormonal and heavy metal residues in meat, milk and their products and HACCP models, manuals etc were also developed. Department of Food Hygiene and Veterinary Public Heath was the lead center and four co-operating centers viz. IVRI (Izzatnagar), NDRI (Karnal), TANUVAS (Chennai) and GBPUA & T (Pantnagar) The project was sponsored by NATP/ICAR, Govt of India under mission mode The total funds sanctioned for the project was Rs. 2.16 Crores.
4 1996-1999 Department of Veterinary Public Health, Mumbai Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai – 12 Under the project “Effect of irradiation alone and in combination with chemical sanitizers on microflora for improvement of meat quality for export promotion”, irradiation doses were fixed for meat and meat products for extension of shelf life and pathogen control. An overall average dose of 3.25 K.Gy was recommended which increased the shelf life by 15-19 days at refrigerated temperature. The project was sponsored by Ministry of Food Processing and APEDA,Ministry of Commerce, Govt of India. The total funds sanctioned for the project was Rs.34.35 Lakhs
5 1996-2000 Department of Veterinary Public Health, Mumbai Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai – 12 Under the project “Improvement in shelf life and microbiological quality of meats by carcass washing and chemical decontamination” a carcass washing unit was designed and fabricated to facilitate cleaning and sanitation of the dressed carcasses using various carcass sanitizers. Chlorinated water at 75ppm for buffaloes, 50 ppm for sheep and goat, 25 ppm for pigs and 50 ppm for poultry washing were recommended. 2% Lactic acid, 3% combination of acetic and propionic acid and 5% Potassium Sorbate were found to be superior and recommended for use. The project was sponsored by ICAR, Govt. of India. The total funds sanctioned for the project was Rs.13.68 Lakhs.
 
 

Abroad training:
a)    Training course on “Antibacterial Residue Analysis” organized by Department of Veterinary Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA between September 27, 2004 to October 17, 2004 under NATP/ICAR project.
b)   Member of the Indian Delegation to the US for the Indo-US SPS meet held at Washington DC from 10-16th June 2007 under the Agricultural Knowledge Initiative (AKI).

 

Other activities:
a)     National committee Member of Quinquennial Review Team (QRT) on Post Harvest Technology (PHT) of ICAR,Govt. of India to take the review of sanctioned project during Xth five year plan (2008).
b)   Acted as Expert on “Capacity Assessment of Slaughterhouse” of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India (2007).
c)    Member of Broad Subject Matter Area (BSMA) Committee of ICAR, Govt. of India for development of curricula for PG courses (2008).
d)   Expert member on Export Inspection Council (EIC) for preparation of Monitoring Plan for poultry and poultry products for detection of anitibiotic, hormonal and  pesticide residues(2007) and also expert member of Poultry Processing Plant of EIA Team.
e)    Expert Member of AEPEDA, Slaughterhouse & Meat Processing Plant team.
f)    Awarded Best Research Worker Award for the year 2008-2009 by Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur.
 
7. Research specialization (Major scientific fields of interest): Food Hygiene and
                                                 Veterinary Public Health

 

8. Important recent publications (last 5 years, with titles and References), including   papers In press:
1. Bhandare, S.G., Sherikar, A.T., Paturkar, A.M., Waskar, V.S. and Zende, R.J. (2007). A comparison of microbial contamination on sheep/goat carcasses in a modern Indian abattoir and traditional meat shops. Food Control, 18 (7), 854-858.
2. Bhandare, S.G., Paturkar, A.M. Waskar, V.S. and Zende, R.J. (2009). ‘Bacteriological screening of environmental sources of contamination in an abattoir and the meat shops in Mumbai, India’. Asian Journal of Food and Agro-Industry, 02 (03), 277-287 (Available online at www.ajofai.info).
3. Bhandare, S.G., Paturkar, A.M. Waskar, V.S. and Zende, R.J. (2010). ‘Prevalence of Food borne pathogens in an organised abattoir in Mumbai, India’. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, 4 (7): 454-458.

 

9. Financial support received  From other sources
as PI in ICAR funded projects.
  • 2006 (XI five year plan) :  “Monitoring of pesticide residues at National level” ICAR, Govt. of India (Rs. 1.10 Crore).
  • 2003-2005: ‘Western Region Referral Laboratory for Meat and Meat Products Quality Standards’ NATP/ICAR, Govt of India (Rs 3.16 Crores).
  • 1999-2004 : “Quality Assurance and Monitoring of Foods from Livestock and Poultry”, NATP/ICAR, Govt of India (Rs. 2.16 Crores).
  • 1996-1999 : “Effect of irradiation alone and in combination with chemical sanitizers on microflora for improvement of meat quality for export promotion”, Ministry of Food Processing and APEDA,Ministry of Commerce, Govt of India ( Rs.34.35 Lakhs).
  • 1996-2000 : “Improvement in shelf life and microbiological quality of meats by carcass washing and chemical decontamination” ICAR, Govt. of India (Rs.13.68 Lakhs)
 *Present: 
  • Ø ICAR-AICRP project on Post-Harvest Technology  ….Sectoral PI
  • Ø Western Region Referral Laboratory on Meat  and Poultry…PI
 

 

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