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Awards for Nine New Germplasm of Indigenous Farm Animals Registered as Breeds by ICAR

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Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary DARE & DG, ICAR chaired over a ceremony held at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi for awarding certificates to the applicants of breed registration.

Breed registration :-

Registration is nothing but a documentation of the knowledge, skills and techniques (KST), and biological resources of local communities. The registration process is a critical pathway for public description and documentation of genetic materials.

  • Recognizing the need for an authentic national documentation system of valuable Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)sovereign genetic resource with known characteristics, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) initiated a mechanism for “Registration of Animal Germplasm” by giving temporary authority to National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR), Karnal in 2007.
  • Subsequently in 2008, ICAR constituted a Breed Registration Committee (BRC) under the chairmanship of Deputy Director General (Animal Science), ICAR. This mechanism is the sole recognized process for registration of “Animal Genetic Resources” material at national level.

Complete list of Awardees:-

  • Dr P.S. Bhandari, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Husbandry, Champawat, Uttarakhand – registration of Badri cattle of Uttarakhand;
  • Dr S. Jeyakumar, Senior Scientist along with 7 others form ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair – Teressa goat of A&N Islands;
  • Dr T.J. Harikrishnan and Dr T. Ravimurugan – Kodi Adu goat and Chevaadu sheep of Tamil Nadu respectively;
  • Dr Susanta Kumar Dash, Professor, OUAT, Bhubaneswar – Kendrapada sheep of Odisha
  • Dr (Ms) M. Catherine Rutsa, Assistant Professor, Nagaland University – Tenyi Vo pig of Nagaland
  • Dr S. Jeyakumar, Senior Scientist along with 8 others- Nicobari pig of A&N Islands
  • Dr Galib Uz Zaman and Dr Subimal Laskar, Professor, AAU, Khanapara – Doom pig of Assam
  • Dr Th. Ranadhir Singh from CAU Imphal, Dr P.K. Vij and Dr M.S. Tantia from ICAR-NBAGR Karnal – Kaunayen chicken of Manipur
  • Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra appreciated the efforts of ICAR in cataloguing the animal genetic resources of the country and emphasized that registration of breeds will create a sense of ownership among local communities responsible for development of breeds.
  •  Dr. T Mohapatra stressed that the registration of various unique populations as breeds shall help in inventorization, improvement, conservation and sustainable utilization of animal genetic resources of the country.