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******* Happy New Year 2017 **** ----NATIONAL SEMINAR ON "IMPROVEMENT OF SMALL RUMINANT PRODUCTION SYSTEM FOR LIVELIHOOD SECURITY" 9-10, March, 2017---- **CSWRI ON WIKIPEDIA WEBSITE**

The Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute is a premier institute of Indian Council of Agricultural Research engaged in research, training and extension activities on sheep. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India

National Sheep and Wool Fair at ICAR- CSWRI, Avikanagar


ICAR-Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar organized National Sheep and Wool Fair on 4 January 2017 on its foundation day. The fair was inaugurated by Dr. Gurbachan Singh, Chairman, ASRB, New Delhi. In his inaugural speech, he praised the Institute for sizable contribution by reaching and communicating to farmers through disseminating the technologies. He congratulated the Institute for developing “Avishaan” sheep which is capable of giving multiple births and will double the income of farmers. He said that the compost making technique from waste wool is a very useful for farmers.

On this occasion,Sh. G. Krishna, Chairman, Karnataka Sheep and Wool Development Board,Dr. N.V. Patil,Director, ICAR-National Research Centre, Camel, Bikaner,Dr. Gopal Lal,Director, ICAR-National Research Centre, Seed Spices, Ajmer,Sh. G.K. Meena, Executive Director, Central Wool Development Board, Jodhpur,Sh. S.K. Sharma, Under Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, GOI, Dr. AvinashAnand, Chief Executive Officer, Uttarakhand Sheep and Wool Development Board andSh. Sivram Bhatt, Chief Executive Officer, Karnataka Sheep and Wool Development Board also addressed the gathering.

The Director of Institute Dr. S.M.K Naqvi welcomed all the guests and apprise the Institute research and development activities. In his speech, he suggested the farmers for adoption of technologies developed by the institute for their social and economic empowerment. On this occasion, ICARInstitutes, other state government departments and NGOsdisplayed their exhibitions and live animals. About 1200 farmers participated in the Fair. Progressive farmers were awarded in the fair for their contribution in agriculture and sheep production. Annual Sheep Production Programme-2017, Question and answer booklet for farmers and other publications of Institute were released. The Fair was sponsored by Central Wool Development Board, Jodhpur. Dr. Arun Kumar Tomar, Head, Division of Animal Genetics and Breeding coordinated and managed the stage.Dr. Gopal Lal Bagdi, In-charge, Division of Transfer of Technology and Social Sciences presented the vote of thanks.

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Institute provides elite rams of Marwari, Magra Chokla, Malpura, Avikalin and Bharat Merino, elite bucks of Sirohi and on book values to farmers, NGOs and development agencies etc. Institute disseminates the technology developed on sheep and production and utilization and improves knowledge and skill through training, consultancy, contract research, contract service, incentive and reward so that knowledge and skills developed are fruitfully utilized. Institute sold impregnated sponges and area specific mineral mixture, cenchrus grass seed and sheep manure etc. Artificial insemination, vaccination, drenching and other inputs are regularly extended to farmers as a part of technology transfer programme.

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