Mr. Mariano J. Beillard, Senior Regional Agricultural Attache and Dr. Santosh Kumar Singh, Senior Agricultural Specialist of U.S. Embassy, New Delhi visited ICAR-National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources on 22.06.2022. The dignitaries interacted with the Director, Heads of Division and I/c PME Cell of the Bureau. Director briefed about the activities undertaken by Bureau related to characterization, evaluation and conservation of native Animal Genetic Resources of the country. Visitors also discussed about the research in the area of animal biotechnology and development in India and showed keen interest in the activities of the institute. Mr Beillard complemented the Bureau for initiating Mission for documenting all non-descript AnGR in the country by the Bureau. He was also impressed with the breed registration system operating in the Bureau, in his brief interaction. They also visited the laboratories involved in animal genomics and biotechnology and interacted with the scientists of the Bureau. Biotechnological research for genomic diversity analysis, high altitude adaptation and trait characterization of native breeds draw the attention of the visitors.
Dr. R. S. Kataria, Head, Animal Biotechnology Division and Dr. S. K. Niranjan, I/c PME Cell coordinated the visit.