National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) Karnal Regional Chapter in association with ICAR-National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Karnal organized a Special Lecture Series at ICAR-NBAGR on May 30, 2023. The lecture on ‘Genomic Selection of Cattle and Buffaloes in India – Challenges and Prospects’ was delivered by Dr. S P Dixit, Head, Animal Genetics Division, ICAR-NBAGR
Dr M.L. Madan, Padma Shree Awardee and Convener of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, NAAS Karnal Regional Chapter, remarked on the use of genomic selection for increasing the productivity of native cattle and buffalo in the Indian context. Dr B P Mishra, Director, ICAR-NBAGR said that the technology has immense use for genetic improvement and NBAGR has been contributing to designing combined SNP chips for genomic selection of cattle and buffaloes in the country. Dr Arjava Sharma, Former Director, ICAR-NBAGR & CIRC and Dr Y S Rajput, Former Head of DC Division, ICAR-NDRI & NAAS Fellow also graced the occasion and provided their valuable inputs on use of the technology in the country. All the scientific staff of the Bureau attended the program.