Interface Meet on AnGR of Bihar: A Mission towards Zero Non-descript AnGR of India

30th July 2022, Patna

13th State-Interface Meet of ICAR-National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Karnal; Department of Animal Husbandry & Fisheries Resources, Govt. of Bihar and Bihar Animal Science University was organized under the ‘Mission towards Zero Non-descript AnGR here today.

Interface Meet on AnGR of Bihar: A Mission towards Zero Non-descript AnGR of India

The objective of the meeting was, “Characterization and Documentation of Animal Genetic Resources of Bihar: A Mission towards Zero Non-Descript Population”.  

Dr. N. Saravana Kumar, Secretary, DAH&FR & Chairman of the meet congratulated the ICAR for taking up such an important mission to recognise native AnGR for the benefit of the society across the Country. Giving paramount importance, he assured all support of the Department to complete mission activities in the state.

Dr. B.P. Mishra, Director, ICAR-NBAGR, Karnal, briefed about the importance of native AnGR as well as their role in ecosystem services and biodiversity management. He also sensitized the delegates about the purpose of the mission to characterize non-descript animal populations in various states.

Emphasizing the importance of native AnGR, Dr. Rameshwar Singh, Vice-Chancellor, BASU also felt the necessity of improvement and conservation of native breeds.

Dr. A Upadhyaya, Director, ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, highlighted the efforts of the Institute in exploring, characterizing and documenting new germplasm in the state in collaboration with ICAR-NBAGR.

More than 100 delegates including scientists of ICAR-NBAGR, ICAR-RCER, Academicians of BASU and Officers of Animal Husbandry Department attended the meet.

(Source: ICAR-National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Karnal)