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BackICAR-CSWRI Regional Center SRRC, Mannavanur organized an online meet as a part of ICAR’s Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav celebrations

 In lines with the ICAR’s Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav celebrations, the Southern Regional Research Centre of ICAR-CSWRI, Mannavanur organized an online “Interactive meeting for multi-stakeholders of south Indian sheep breeds” on 11.08.2021 through Google Meet web platform; in which around 60 members participated including personnel from ICAR, TANUVAS, Govt. of TN, Govt. of Karnataka and progressive sheep farmers. The program was aimed at deliberation of the prevailing & evolving concepts and issues in contemporary sheep rearing practices & scientific approaches by the stakeholders viz., ICAR, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu Animal Husbandry Department and Sheep farmer in all the facets of sheep farming enterprises in the southern states and to determine the way forward in carrying out need-based future research endeavours.

Dr A S Rajendiran, Officer Incharge, SRRC welcomed the dignitaries and provided an orientation to the meet. Dr Arun Kumar Tomar, Hon’ble Director, ICAR-CSWRI, Avikanagar congratulated the SRRC team for organizing the meeting & delivered his presidential address and deliberated on the pioneering efforts of the institute in sheep husbandry researches and farmers’ useful technologies. Dr A Sahoo, Hon’ble Director, NRC on Camel, Bikaner delivered special address in which he highlighted the importance of integrated approaches in sheep farming.

Dr N Kondaiah, Former Director, NRC on Meat, Hyderabad spoke about the scientific contemplations to be pondered upon mutton production aspects and Dr R Anil Kumar, Prof. & Head, Sheep Breeding Research Station, TANUVAS, Ooty delivered a speech about the contribution of TANUVAS on sheep husbandry for the state. Dr N C Seetharaman, Former Asst. Director, Dept. of AH, Karnataka and Dr S Sathia Narayanan, Chief Epidemiology Officer, Dept. of AH, Tamil Nadu spoke about the efforts taken by the respective state governments towards the livelihood improvement of sheep husbandry farmers. Dr H Narula, Head, ARC of ICAR-CSWRI, Bikaner discussed the initiatives of ARC for sheep husbandry in the region and Dr Raghvendar Singh, Head, Animal Physiology Division of ICAR-CSWRI, summed up the deliberations and delivered the conclusion remarks.

Dr P Thirumurugan, Sr. Sci., SRRC delivered the formal vote of thanks and Dr Pachaiyappan K, Sci., SRRC moderated the meet.