July 30, 2009 New Delhi
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today approved the implementation of the scheme on Continuation and strengthening of Main Scheme and Sub Schemes of Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) with a total amount of Rs.262.41 crore as 100 per cent ICAR share for XI Plan and approval for opening of one new centre of PDADMAS at Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwhati (Assam).
The main objectives of the project would be to raise productivity of the livestock and poultry sector by improving animal health so that a four per cent growth rate in the overall agriculture and allied sectors may be achieved.
The brief details of the scheme components are (i) Development of Newer generation diagnostics & vaccines for livestock & poultry diseases with strengthening of disease diagnosis and service delivery mechanism, (ii) Nanotechnology for diagnostics & therapeutics interventions along with Stem cell research and related techniques for enhancing health and production, (iii) Development of suitable disease forecasting models for different diseases in different agro-climatic zones and Updating of livestock disease profile with region-wise epidemiological mapping of economically important diseases, (iv) Strategies for the improvement in risk management and monitoring through early warning system of the diseases, (v) Stress physiology research and technology forecasting for climate scenario, (vi) Human resource development and Capacity building in the frontier areas of research, and (vii) Extension strategies for strengthening rural economy through improvement in livestock sector.
(Source: PRUNIT/July/2009 anil [dot] cprogmail [dot] com)