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An interactive meeting on “Prospects in Improving Production, Marketing and Value Addition of Carpet Wool was held on 31st December 2013 at Arid Region Campus of Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Bikaner. Hon’ble DDG (AS) ICAR, Prof(Dr) K M L Pathak was chief guest on this occasion. Dr A K Gahlot, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, RAJUVAS; Dr A K Dahama, Hon’bleVice Chancellor, SKRAU; Dr S M K Naqvi, Director, CSWRI Avikanagar, Dr S K Aggarwal, Director, CIRG Makhdoom; Dr S K Chattopadhyay, Director, CIRCOT Mumbai; Dr M M Roy, Director, CAZRI Jodhpur; Dr R M Acharya, Former DDG (AS);Sh K KGoyal, Executive Director, CWDB Jodhpur; Dr S A Wani, Dean SKUAST Srinagar were present in the meeting. About 125 participants from farmer community, industry, technocrats, scientists and students participated in above meeting. Dr S M K Naqvi, Director CSWRI welcomed the guests and highlighted the contribution of institute for higher carpet wool production in this arid eco system. DDG (AS) suggested that the collaboration of institute with farmers and industrialist should be in active mode for higher remuneration from wool commodity. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor RAJUVAS agreed to support Arid Region Campus for higher wool production and signed MOU with CSWRI for research, teaching and extension.Sh K KGoyal, Executive Director, CWDB emphasized that the data base on wool processing units, marketing and export should be created. Sh Kamal Kalla, President, Rajasthan Wool Industries Association, Bikaner stressed upon the need of collaboration between industry and institute for wool processing and carpet manufacturing. Dr A K Patel, Head Arid Region Campus Bikaner presented vote of thanks to all guests, participants and media persons. The following major recommendations were emerged in the meeting

  1. State level Wool Development Board should be created to take care of wool production and marketing.
  2. Wool should be declared as an agricultural commodity with a support price system.
  3. Common facilities for sheep shearing should be established in wool producing area.