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Arunachal: Awareness program on Animal Genetic Resource held at Ziro

The program was organized by ICAR–National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resource, Karnal in collaboration with Lower Subansiri Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department.

ZIRO- An awareness program on Animal Genetic Resource to animal farmers of Lower Subansiri District was conducted at old DC conference hall here yesterday.

The program was organized by ICAR–National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resource, Karnal in collaboration with Lower Subansiri Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department.

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In his keynote address, Director ICAR–NBAGR Dr.B.D Mishra emphasized on women empowerment through livestock rearing practices. He also briefed the livestock farmers on the economic importance of the recognized and registered breeds of domestic animals. He suggested to identify potential local livestock and poultry for breed characterization.

Highlighting the aims and objectives of the programme, AHV & DD Deputy Director Dr. Taba Heli said that the program was to generate awareness about the local livestock population vis-à-vis its breed characterization, breed registration and conservation.

Principal Scientist ICAR–NBAGR Dr. S.K Niranjan and senior scientist Dr.Vina Mishra interacted with the livestock farmers from Yazali, Yachuli and Ziro circles and took initial survey in questionnaire format.

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25 farmers from various parts of the District attended the programme. Medicine and supplements for the livestock were also distributed to them by team NBAGR, Karnal.

Lower Subansiri DAHVO Dr. Hano Tama, vets and para-vets of the district were also present on the occasion.

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