6th April 2014, Mathura
Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR inaugurated new laboratory block of Central Institute for Research on Goat (CIRG), Makhdoom Farah, Mathura on 6th April 2014.
In his address, Dr. Ayyappan appreciated the research work and technologies generated by the institute. He urged scientists to depict goat as a animal of future and develop low-cost, pro–farmer, innovative technologies for sustainable goat production in the country. He also released a DVD on scientific goat farming on the occasion.
Dr. K.M.L. Pathak, DDG (Animal Sciences), ICAR assured that new laboratory facility will provide quality infrastructure for the research.
Dr. B.S. Prakash, ADG (AN&P), ICAR focused on the need of conducting research on effect of climate stress on production performance in goats.
Dr. S.K. Agarwal, Director, CIRG briefed about the achievements of the Institute and explained a roadmap for goat development in India.
Later on all the dignitaries and guests visited livestock units, agriculture farm, technology exhibition and research laboratories of Institute. This new laboratory block will be utilized for the purpose of establishing a referral laboratory for meat quality and standardization, Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF), Division of Genetics and Breeding and PME section.
Dr. A.C. Varshney, VC, DUVASU, Mathura; Dr. Dheeraj Kumar, DRMR, Bharatpur; Dr. S.K. Dubey, In-charge, CSWCRTI, Chhalesar, Agra; Dr. S.K. Garg, Dean, Veterinary College, Mathura were also present on the occasion.
(Source: CIRG, Mathura)