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BackDr. S.K. Agarwal, Director, ICAR-CIRG, Makhdoom and Project Coordinator (Goat Breeding) visited SirohiGoat Unit, Avikanagar

Dr. S.K. Agarwal Director, ICAR-Central Institute for research on Goat (CIRG), Makhdoom and Project Coordinator (Goat Breeding) visited SirohiGoat Unit (AICRP on Goat Improvement), AG&B Division, ICAR-Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar on 27.06.2015. Dr. S.M.K. Naqvi, Director, ICAR-CSWRI, Dr. Arun Kumar, Head, AGB Division and Scientists of AG&B Division accompanied him. He appreciated the performance and health status of the Sirohi animals of the unit. He was apprised that a total of 217 superior Sirohi animals were sold to goat farmers, Govt. agencies, NGOs etc. involved in improvement of Sirohi breed during 2014-15. He also appreciated the contribution of the unit in bringing about improvement in Sirohi animals in the farmers’ flock in nearby as well as other areas.  He emphasized the need for increasing the supply of superior germplasm. He assured that budget support will be provided for renovation of sheds. He also praised the initiative of Dr. S.M.K. Naqvi, Director forintroducing superior Sirohigoats from the field to improve production and genetic variability. Dr. S.K. Agarwal, and Dr. S.M.K. Naqvi also planted fodder tree (Pakur) in the goat sector. Later, he visited all the Sheep Sectors and Divisions/Sections of the Institute.