Left Menu
Development News Edition

Government to establish 20 Embryo Transfer Technology Centres in India

This center will produce high genetic merit bovines of Gir, Sahiwal, Lal Kandhari, Dangi, Deoni, and Gaolao.

Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 28-09-2018 19:22 IST | Created: 28-09-2018 19:10 IST
Government to establish 20 Embryo Transfer Technology Centres in India
Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh at the foundation laying ceremony of Embryo transfer Technology ceremony of Embryo Transfer Technology (ETT) center in the Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation (BALF), Uruilikanchan, Pune. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Twenty Embryo Transfer Technology Centres are being established in the country and a proposal of 19 centers has been approved so far. This was stated by the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Radha Mohan Singh at the foundation laying ceremony of Embryo transfer Technology ceremony of Embryo Transfer Technology (ETT) center in the Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation (BALF), Uruilikanchan, Pune. The Minister further stated that 3000 high genetic merit bulls of indigenous bovine breeds are being produced from these centers. Two of these centers are to be set up in Nagpur and Pune in Maharashtra.

The Minister also said that there is a huge demand for semen from high genetic merit bulls of indigenous bovine breeds. At the same time, the number of certain breeds has decreased considerably and so, ETT can prove to be extremely effective in enhancing productivity and breed improvement. Keeping this in mind, an ETT center is being set up in BAIF, Urulikanchan and Rs 5.07 crore has been released for this. This center will produce high genetic merit bovines of Gir, Sahiwal, Lal Kandhari, Dangi, Deoni, and Gaolao.

The Minister observed that agriculture and dairy business complement each other for the social and economic upliftment of cattle farmers. To achieve this objective, it is essential to have good quality livestock breed in order to increase production. Under the Rashtriya Gokul Mission, 10 semen centers have been identified for the production of Sex Sorted Semen for the production of more female animals. Proposals for two centers, in Uttarakhand and Maharashtra, have been approved. The foundation stone of sex-sorted semen center in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand was laid in June 2018. Besides, INDUSCHIP has been developed for the genomic selection of indigenous breeds and 6000 dairy animals have been genetically evaluated using INDUSCHIP. The Minister informed that under the flagship scheme Rashtriya Gokul Mission, the current government till March 2018 has approved projects worth Rs 1600 crore in 29 states out of which Rs 686 crore has been released. 20 Gokul Grams are also being established under this scheme. Apart from this, Under the Pashu Sanjivni component of the scheme, 9 crore milch animals are being identified using UID (Unique Identification Device).

In a separate function, while addressing the inauguration ceremony of National Level Workshop on Nutri-cereals (Millet), the Minister said that nutri-cereals (jowar, bajra, ragi, and other small millets) as compared to wheat, paddy, maize etc. have special significance because of their nutritional value. These are used for foodgrain, animal feed, and fuel.

(With inputs from PIB)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

COVID-19 seems cooking biggest ever global scam

The increasing number of corruption cases on COVID-19 funds from throughout the world and involvement of high profile persons indicate that the countries cant ignore corruption in their pandemic response programs. This has generated the nee...

Health Management Information Systems lack holistic, integrated, and pandemic resilient character

Being a part of the United Nations system, the World Health Organization WHO deserves its share of rebuke for its alleged failure issue COVID-19 health emergency alerts on appropriate time. However, the pandemic has also exposed loopholes i...

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

COVID-19: Weighing up the benefits and limitations of edtech platforms

Edtech companies shouldnt focus on merely pushing contents, but to provide an interactive, effective teaching and learning environment. ...

Videos

Latest News

Himachal becomes first state where cent pc households have gas connection: CM

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday announced that Himachal Pradesh has become the first state in the country where all households have LPG gas connections. In a press conference here while interacting with the beneficiaries of Himachal...

French drug company accused of favouring profits over lives

Accused of favoring profits over patients lives, French pharmaceutical company Servier Laboratories is facing millions of euros in potential fines and damages after a huge trial involving 6,500 plaintiffs who say the company allowed a diabe...

China should adhere to international law over Hong Kong citizenship route - UK PM's spokesman

Britain expects China to adhere to international law, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday when asked what London could do if Beijing prevents those in Hong Kong with British National Overseas BNO status from leaving....

RPP Infra Projects wins orders worth Rs 66 cr

RPP Infra Projects on Monday said it has won two work orders worth Rs 66 crore. In a regulatory filing the company said it has won two work orders one from Trippur Smart City Limited- Smart Road and Tamil Nadu Housing Board.The projects are...

Give Feedback