'Perfomax', a composite herbal formulation, which helps in improving physical and mental performance at Higher Altitudes and Hypoxic conditions was launched by Minister of State for Defence Dr M M Pallam Raju.
Developed by DRDO, the formulation is rich in antioxidants and other bioactive compounds that improve performance of brain, heart, kidney and lungs and improves blood circulation.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Raju called for rigorous extension activities in collaboration with the state departments to ensure that the agro-animal technologies developed by the DRDO reach the farmers even in the remotest locations.
He also lauded the DIHAR for promoting Solar Energy to provide energy security in the region.
In his address, Dr William Selvamurthy, Chief Controller R andD (Life Sciences), DRDO stressed on the need for increasing the vegetable production in the cold deserts to an extent of creating a self-sustainable system with minimal dependency on the plains for fresh food and dairy products.
Pallam Raju later released a book entitled "Innovations in Agro-Animal Technologies" which is a compilation of the advanced agro-animal techniques pertaining to cold deserts. He also inaugurated a "Hall of Scientific Excellence" in DIHAR campus where all the technologies developed by DRDO will be showcased for the army and civilians.