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ICAR-CIRB Celebrates Agriculture Education Day

ICAR- CIRB  celebrated Agriculture Education Day on 03 December  2016 in institute premises for promoting the spirit of agriculture and allied subjects among the  80 students of XI & XII, came from OP Jindal Modern School and Shri krishna Pranami Public School  Hisar  along with their teachers. Dr S S Dahiya  I/C TOTE welcomed and appraised the students about the purposes  behind celebrating Agricultural Education Day. In the beginning, students visited    buffalo dairy farm and exhibition on  buffalo cloning, reproduction and Nutrition. Dr Inderjeet Singh, Director, CIRB encouraged the students and advised them to keep agriculture as a whole and  animal husbandry in particular in mind, while choosing a 

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Union Minister Of Agriculture & Farmers welfare visits ICAR-CIRB stall at CII Agro Tech 2016

Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare visited ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hissar stall at Biennial Agro Technology & Business Fair – CII Agro Tech 2016 here today.Union Minister appreciated the efforts by ICAR-CIRB towards dissemination of farmer friendly technologies in simple manner. Canadian Agriculture Minister, Mr. Jeff Leal along with his Deputy Mr. Deb Stark also visited ICAR-CIRB stall and took keen interest in buffalo and Institute activities.

 

Dr Inderjeet Singh, Director ICAR-CIRB in his talk at the KisanGoshthee, spoke about the importance of buffalo husbandry as an indigenous livestock species to dairy farming and to substantiate income of farmers of all strata – starting from landless, marginal and small farmers to commercial enterprises. He appealed the farmers to make the best profits from this activity high potential germplasm application, improved reproduction, balanced nutrition and constant contact with research and developmental organizations to derive the maximum advantage from government policies

A large number of major global companies in agriculture took part in the exhibition. International farmers’ delegations from Australia, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Argentina visited the exhibitions.

 
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Director, CIRB showing champion buffalo bull to Hon'ble PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji during 'Krishi Unnati Mela' 

 

 

Director ICAR-CIRB, Dr. Inderjeet Singh explaining the importance of elite buffalo germplasm to Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji at the ‘Krishi Unnati Mela' on March 19th 2016 at IARI, Pusa, New Delhi.  Hon'ble PM took keen interest in the elite buffalo animals showed by the institute in the mela. Dr. Singh told Hon’ble PM that buffaloes alone contribute about 53% of country's milk production and because of this only the country is No. 1 in milk production. Further, buffalo meat earns the country thirty thousand crore annually. The farmers are earning extra income from buffaloes and they fit best for 'Make in India' slogan.

 
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ICAR-CIRB become India’s second center to produce a cloned buffalo

Hisar: In a unique achievement, Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Director, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes (CIRB) informed that institute scientists produced cloned calf ‘HISAR  GOURAV’ on December 11, 2015 at 11:30 AM, birth weight of 40.4 kg born through normal delivery.

This cloned buffalo calf is distinct from the earlier clones produced in India, as this  is produced from cells of ventral side of tail of superior buffalo bull, this part is least exposed to sunlight and may have less mutation rate, and can  be good choice for isolation of donor cells to produce healthy clones. The newborn cloned calf is maintaining good health and showing normal activities. Dr Singh emphasized that the use of adult somatic cells of proven males or quality females for cloning can bring revolution by multiplying the superior buffalo germplasm in country. With this achievement CIRB becomes world’s third and India’s second institute to produce cloned buffalo. 

 

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