Mission towards Zero Non-descript AnGR of India: Interface Meet on AnGR of Chhattisgarh state held on 15th September 2021

Bureau organized its 2nd interface meet of state with Chhattisgarh on 15th September 2021 through video conferencing. The meet entitled ‘Characterization and Documentation of Animal Genetic Resources of Chhattisgarh: A Mission Towards Zero Non-Descript Population’ was attended by more than 200 participants of ICAR, DSVC Kamdhenu Vishwavidyalaya, Durg, Deptt of Animal Husbandry, Govt. of Chhattisgarh, Chhattisgarh Livestock Development Agency (CLDB), KVKs, NGOs etc. with eminence presence of Dr N P Dakshinkar, Vice-Chancellor, Kamdhenu Vishwavidyalaya, Durg, Dr V K Saxena, ADG (AP&B), ICAR, Dr K K Dhruv, Addl. Director, DAH-Chhattisgarh and Dr S L Uike, CEO, CLDB,.

In his address, Dr N P Dakshinkar emphasized upon conservation priorities to be decided for each population registered and establishment of biodiversity management committees. Dr VK Saxena, complimented NBAGR for organizing the interface meet and ensured full support from council in achieving the goal of the zero non-descript AnGR mission.

In his welcome address, Dr B P Mishra, Director, NBAGR briefed about NBAGR’s activities and mission towards zero non-descript AnGR of the country. Dr RS Kataria (NBAGR) Dr Rohini Pathak (Joint Director, AHD), Dr K. Mukherjee (Head, AGB Dept. DSVCKV) and Dr Goutam Roy (Head, KVK, Raipur) gave the presentations on AnGR status, characterization and conservation of Chhattisgarh state AnGR, various AHD programes and schemes and field extension activities for livestock in Chhattisgarh. Dr Monika Sodhi presented the strategies for documentation of non-descript AnGR of the state. A panel/open house discussion comprising formers Directors of Bureau -Dr AE Nivsarkar, Dr BK Joshi, Dr Arjava Sharma; Dr R N Chaterjee, Director, ICAR-DPR, Dr Vineet Bhasin, ASD, ICAR and other eminent experts – Dr. DK Sadana and Dr. PK Singh, former scientists of NBAGR, and Dr Mohan Singh, DSCVKV, Chhattisgarh also discussed upon documenting non-descript AnGR and conservation of native breeds of the state.

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