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The Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute is a premier institute of Indian Council of Agricultural Research engaged in research, training and extension activities on sheep and rabbits. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India

National Sheep and Wool Fair


Honorable Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri G.S. Shekhawat inaugurated ‘National Sheep and Wool Fair’ on 8th December, 2017 at CSWRI, Avikanagar. More than 3500 farmers, including 600 women, artisans, sheep rearers, agriculture and veterinary students from different parts of the country and state, participated enthusiastically in the event. On this occasion, Hon’ble chief guest Sh. Shekhawat stressed upon the PM’s dream of doubling the farmers’ income by 2022 and emphasized for adopting new and innovative technologies developed by CSWRI and other ICAR Institute/Universities. In this context he expressed that sheep and goat husbandry can play a vital role especially in dry areas to upliftment of socio-economic status of farmers. Further, he appreciated the contribution of ICAR in making country self-sufficient in food and animal production, especially, institute like CSWRI that engaged in helping poor and downward class of the society who has limited resources and land.

Hon’ble DDG (AS) Dr. J.K. Jena, also witnessed the occasion and he appreciated the research carried out by CSWRI for enhancing the production of sheep, goat and rabbit. Dr. Arun Kumar, Director, highlighted the significant achievements of the institute in recent years especially, development of miracle sheep breed “Avishan”, milk replacer, Avikhad etc. On this occasion, Member of Parliament Sh. S.S. Jaunapuria, Jila Pramukh Sh. Satyanarayan Chaudhary, ADG (AS) Dr. R.S. Gandhi and Sh. G.K. Meena, Executive Engineer, CWDB, Jodhpur were the special guest and they appreciated the remarkable efforts of the institute in transferring improved technologies in the field area in harsh environment of semi-arid regions. During the fair, 45 exhibitions (stalls) displayed by different ICAR institutes, NGOs, agripreneurs, were enthusiastically visited by the farmers. Five publications were released and MoU between CSWRI and RAJUVAS for opening Training and Research Centre at Avikanagar was signed in presence of Chief Guest Sh. Shekhawat. Seventeen farmers were recognized and appreciated for their significant contribution in adoption and up-scaling of improved technologies in sheep rearing and fodder production.



Institute provides elite rams of Marwari, Magra Chokla, Malpura, Avikalin and Bharat Merino, elite bucks of Sirohi and broiler and Angora rabbit on book values to farmers, NGOs and development agencies etc. Institute disseminates the technology developed on sheep and rabbit production and utilization and improves knowledge and skill through training, consultancy, contract research, contract service, incentive and reward so that knowledge and skills developed are fruitfully utilized. Institute sold impregnated sponges and area specific mineral mixture, cenchrus grass seed and sheep manure etc. Artificial insemination, vaccination, drenching and other inputs are regularly extended to farmers as a part of technology transfer programme.

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