12th December, 2018, New Delhi
The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh felicitated the stakeholders of 15 newly registered breeds of livestock and poultry at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi today.
The Minister stated that during the year - 2014-18, 40 new livestock and poultry breeds have been successfully registered.
The Minister emphasized that the native breeds are renowned for heat tolerance, disease resistance and thrives on low input system. He elaborated that the registration of such breeds is not important only to provide value to indigenous animal breeds, but it also plays a pivotal role in the conservation of the biodiversity of the country.
Highlighting the achievements, the Minister stated that under the Rashtriya Gokul Mission, till now, more than Rs. 2,000 crore have been allocated for improving and conserving our indigenous breeds.
The list of newly registered breeds included:
- Two breeds of Cattle - Ladakhi (J&K) and Konkan Kapila (Maharashtra and Goa).
- Three breeds of Buffalo - Luit (Assam & Manipur), Bargur (Tamil Nadu) and Chhattisgarhi Buffalo (Chhattisgarh).
- Six breeds of goat - Kahmi Goat (Gujarat), Rohilkhandi (Uttar Pradesh), Assam Hill (Assam & Meghalaya), Bidri (Karnataka), Nandidurga (Karnataka) and Bhakarwali Goat (J&K).
- One breed each of Sheep - Panchali (Gujarat).
- Pig Ghurrah (Uttar Pradesh).
- Donkey - Halari (Gujarat).
- One Chicken breed - Uttara (Uttarakhand).
Union Ministers of State, Shri Parshottam Rupala; Smt. Krishna Raj and Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Dr. J.K. Jena, Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences) were also present during the ceremony.
(Source: PIB Press Release - Release ID: 1555652 -