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• Development of convenient and ready-to-         2.4.5 Defence Institute of
     eat food products                            Physiology and Allied Sciences
• Implementation of packaging systems
     and processing technologies for fresh and        DIPAS Delhi carries out research related
     processed food                               to optimization of human performances
                                                  in different occupational environmental
• Testing and evaluation of food                  conditions using physiological, biochemical,
                                                  nutritional, and ergonomic approaches. The
2.4.3 Defence Institute of Bio-                   acclimatization schedule for high altitude,
energy Research (DIBER)                           ration scales and nutrition of soldiers, sizing of
                                                  clothing, load carriage, thermal comfort zone
    DIBER Haldwani is engaged in R&D on           identification, nature of heat casualty, salt and
bio-energy and bio-fuels, hill agriculture,       water requirement in summer, habitability
agro-biothreat mitigation and medicinal           survey of naval ships, physical training and
plants. The institute is presently having field    conditioning schedule, treatment modality for
stations under different agro-ecological zones     high altitude pulmonary edema, and frost bite
of Central Himalayas in Auli, Pithoragarh and     are some of the significant contributions.
at Harsil. It is also having a training center
at GRTU, Raiwala, in Dehradun district to         Core Competencies/Thrust Areas
impart training to GRTU Jawans for their
rehabilitation after retirement.                  • Evaluation of acclimatization to
                                                       environmental stress using physiological
Core Competencies/Thrust Areas                         and biochemical indices

• Eco-friendly technologies for bio-energy        • Assessment of nutritional requirements in
     and bio-fuel                                      different environmental conditions

• Bio-resource conservation, improvement          • Modulation of human performance under
     and judicious utilization                         extreme environments

2.4.4 Defence Institute of High                   • Pathophysiology, prevention and
Altitude Research (DIHAR)                              treatment of high altitude maladies

    DIHAR Leh was established to ensure           • Physical anthropometry, standardization
nutritional security of Armed Forces deployed          of size rolls for personal protective
in high altitude and to make Ladakh                    equipment and clothing
reasonably green and productive. Over the
years the institute has been endeavouring         • Impact of occupational environment on
towards augmenting food, health and energy             human health and performance
security of the troops deployed in the strategic
high altitude sectors.                            2.4.6 Defence Institute of
                                                  Psychological Research (DIPR)
Core Competencies/Thrust Areas
                                                      DIPR Delhi provides psychological
• Cold arid, high altitude & agro-animal          support to the Armed Forces in selection,

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