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BackMinister, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development, Government of Maharashtra visited ICAR- Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute (ICAR-CSWRI)

Honourable Minister, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development, Govt. of Maharashtra, Shri Sunil Kedar, has visited ICAR-Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute. The minister was accompanied by a delegation of the Maharashtra government including Managing director, Maharashtra Sheep and Goat Development Corporation, Dr. Shashank Kamble, Consultant Dr. Mahesh Bansode and officer on special duty Mr. Jayant Wani. 

Director, ICAR-CSWRI, Dr. Aun Kumar Tomar apprised the minister about institute activities and research progress in sheep and goat husbandry. Interacting with scientists and looking at the sheep, goat, and rabbits at the institute, the minister and the delegation highlighted strong collaboration with ICAR-CSWRI for improving farmers' remuneration from the small animal sector across the country. The minister emphasized the need for the high body weight animal with high milk yield to attract youth towards villages. He also mentioned the potential of agriculture and small animal husbandry in sustainable livelihood even in the worst scenarios like COVID 19.

The minister took a keen interest in Avishan, a prolific breed developed in the institute, and artificial insemination technology. He has visited a textile plant, agri-business incubation centre, feed block manufacturing unit, and meat processing laboratory. The minister presided over as a chief guest in the farmer interaction program where he interacted with around hundred farmers adopted under the farmer first project and trainees under the SCSP project. He also handed over utility items such as feeding troughs to farmers under the SCSP project.

The visit was coorinated by Dr. Vinod Kadam and Dr L. R. Gurjar, scientists of the institute.