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Research and Development is a key factor contributing the progress of any industry. Steady progress depends on constant innovation and invention of newer practices. Many projects are being carried out in all parts of India for formulation and implementation of new technologies.
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Project Directorate on Cattle (ICAR)

Coordinating Cell:

Modipuram, Meerut,
Uttar Pradesh


  • Studies on nutritional efficiency and requirements of Frieswal cattle for growth and production
  • To set-up gene bank on cattle germplasm
  • To evaluate sires for progeny testing and disseminating newly evolved germplasm on large scale in Military Farms
  • To undertake field progeny testing of crossbred bulls in different agro-climatic regions
  • To evaluate and improve important dual purpose indigenous cattle breeds

Centres for Indigenous Breeds:

  • CCS HAU, Hisar
  • APAU, Lam Farm, Guntur

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Centres for Field Progeny Testing:

  • PAU, Ludhiana
  • BAIF, Uruli Kanchan
  • Kerala Agril Univ, Mannuthy

Bull Rearing Centre & Modern Semen Freezing and Nutrition Laboratories:

  • Military Farm, Meerut.

Frieswal Breeding Centres:

  • All Military Farms in the country.

Network Programme on Embryo Transfer Technology in Animal Production

Coordinating Unit: Indian Council of Agril Research, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.

Centres — Akola: PKV; Anand: GAU; Bangalore: NIANP; Bikaner: RAU; Mumbai: Mumbai Vet Coll; Durg: IGKVV; Ludhiana: PAU; Chennai: Vet Coll, TNVASU; Palampur: HPKVV; Thrisur: Kerala Agril Univ.

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Network Collaborative Programme on Crop-based Animal Production Systems

Coordinating Unit: Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute (IGFRI), Jhansi.

Centres — Avikanagar, Jhansi, Bikaner, Makhdoom, Mukhteshwar.

Network Programme on Agricultural By-products & Animal Feeds —

Coordinating Unit: Indian Council of Agril Research, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi. Centres — Anand, Mumbai, Hisar, Hyderabad, Ludhiana, Uruli-Kanchan.

Network Programme on Micronutrients in Animal Nutrition & Production

Coordinating Unit: Indian Council of Agril Research, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.

Centres — Bangalore, Guwahati, Jabalpur, Chennai, Mohanpur, Thrisur,.

All India Coordinated Research Project on Buffalo

Coordinating Centre: Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar.

Centres — Murrah: Alamadi (Central Cattle Breeding Farm, GOI), Banvasi-AP (Govt Livestock Farm), Hastinapur-UP (Govt Livestock Farm), Hisar (CIRB & HAU), Izatnagar (IVRI), Karnal (NDRI), Ludhiana (PAU), Majhra-UP (Govt Livestock Farm), Mamnoor-AP (Govt Livestock Farm); Suriti: Vallabhanagar (RAU).

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All India Coordinated Research Project on Goat Improvement

Coordinating Centre: Central Institute for Research on Goats (CIRG), Makhdoom, Farah.

All India Coordinated Research Project on Animal Disease Monitoring & Surveillance

c/o Institute of Animal Health & Veterinary Biologicals, Bangalore.

Centres: Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ludhiana, Pune (BAIF).

All India Coordinated Research Project for Epidemiological Studies on Foot and Mouth Disease

Coordinating Unit: Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar.

Central Laboratory: IVRI, Mukteswar.

Regional Centres — Bangalore, Guwahati, Hisar. Network Units: Calcutta, Hyderabad, Mathura, Pune, Ranipet. Voluntary Units—Anand & Ooty: NDDB.

All India Coordinated Research Project on Intracellular Blood Protista

College of Vet Sc, CCS Haryana Agril Univ, Hisar. Centres: Hisar, Ludhiana, Madras, Patna, Izatnagar (IVRI).

National Research Centre on Mithun

Bishnupur, Near Sankardev College, Shillong.

National Research Centre on Yak

Dirang, West Kameng Dist, Arunachal Pradesh.

Research Projects: Surveys and resource studies on Yaks; Feed and fodder resources at variable altitudes grazed by the Yaks; Productive straits and reproductive behaviour of Yaks; Physiological adaptation at high altitude and nutritional requirements of Yaks; Incidence of diseases in Yaks.

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