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    May 04, 2022

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

 

Ongoing Research Projects in the Department of Animal Genetics & Breeding

S. No.

Name of Project

PI

Funding Agency

Duration

 Budget Allocation

Expenditure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

AICRP on Poultry Breeding

(Rural Poultry Unit), Palampur

Dr. Varun Sankhyan

ICAR- DPR, Hyderabad

 

Since, 2009

Extended upto 2020

446.08 lacs

418.94 lacs

2.

AICRP on Goat Improvement

(Gaddi Field unit), Palampur

Dr. Nishant Verma

ICAR-CIRG, Makhdoom, Mathura

 

Since, 2009

Extended upto 2020

197.78 lacs

182.73 lacs

3.

En route improvement of Migratory sheep and goat husbandry through technological and physical intervention

Dr. Varun Sankhyan

RKVY

2022-23

25 lacs

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Completed Research Project in the Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding

S. No.

Name of Project

PI/Co-PI

Funding Agency

Duration

Budget Estimate

Cost

1.

Studies on Genetic aspects of production and reproduction traits of Yaks in Himachal Pradesh

Dr. N K Manuja/ Dr. O P Kaila

ICAR-Ad hoc

1988-1993

17.00 lacs

 

2.

Studies on some aspects of Broiler rabbit production in sub- mountainous region of Palampur, H.P.

Dr. N K Manuja/ Dr. K Gupta

ICAR- Ad hoc

1988-1990

17.13 lacs

 

3.

Studies on the comparative performance of crossbred and graded- up cows under field conditions in agro climatic Zones I & II of Himachal Pradesh.

Dr. S. Katoch / Dr. YP Thakur, Dr G D Vashisth

ICAR- Ad Hoc

1995-1997

4.97 lacs

 

4.

Animal Genetics Resource Biodiversity:  Characterization and conservation of Chegu goats.

Dr. Y.P Thakur / Dr. K Gupta

 Dr. M M Singh

ICAR – NATP (MM)

1999-2004

21.07 lacs

19.55 lacs

5.

Improvement of migratory sheep production programme for tribal farmers of North west

Dr. O P Kaila / Dr. K Gupta

ICAR – NATP

2002-2003

20.44 lacs

 

6.

Genetic Characterization and conservation of important sheep and goat breeds of arid zone

Dr. K Gupta

ICAR – NATP

2000-2003

23.71 lacs

 

7.

Survey and Characterization of spiti horses

Dr. S. Katoch / Drs. Y.P Thakur, K Gupta and

 P K Dogra

ICAR- NBAGR (Network programme on An GR)

2001-2003

20.76 lacs

16.47 lacs

8.

Survey Characterization and conservation of AnGR (In situ Spiti horse conservation Unit)

Dr. P K Dogra/ Drs. Y.P Thakur, S. Katoch, K Gupta

ICAR- NBAGR (Network programme on An GR)

2001-2006

10.80 lacs

8.31 lacs

9.

Survey and phenotypic Characterization of Rampur bushair Sheep

Dr. S. Katoch/ K Gupta, Y P Thakur, S. Chauhan

ICAR- NBAGR (Network programme on An GR)

2004-2006

21.79 lacs

 

10.

Characterization of Hill cattle

Dr. K Gupta/ O P Kaila, C L Marwaha

ICAR- Ad Hoc

2006-2009

13.28 lacs

 

11.

Characterization and conservation of Red jungle fowl under natural environment conditions in Himachal Pradesh

Dr. O P Kaila / Dr. K Gupta, Dr. R. Kumar

ICAR-

Ad hoc

2005-2008

20.12 lacs

17.47 lacs

12.

Characterization and conservation of local indigenous Hill Cattle of Himachal Pradesh

Dr. S. Katoch/ Dr.Y.PThakur

RKVY (Steam -1)

2009-2012

75.65 lacs

75.65 lacs

13.

A Value Chain on enhanced productivity and profitability of Pashmina fibre.

Dr Y P Thakur CCPI/Co-PI

ICAR- NAIP (Comp – 2)

2009-2014

138.67 lacs

 

14.

Interventions in small holder backyard poultry production for sustained livelihood and nutritional security in Himachal Pradesh

Dr. Varun Sankhyan

RKVY

2019-20

8.00 lacs

 

 

 TOTAL

413.39 lacs

 

Major Research Achievements

  • Genetic evaluation of exotic , crossbred and indigenous germplasm among various domesticated livestock species (Cattle, Sheep, Rabbit, Poultry etc.) in the state based on institutional herds and farmers  herds/ flocks and formulated breeding strategy for their further improvement.

  • Comparative evaluation of crossbred and graded cattle under field conditions to identify suitable genetic make up for agro climatic conditions of the state.

  • Characterization (Morphological, Quantitative , Molecular ) of various domesticated livestock resources (AnGR) of the state among cattle (Hill cattle), Sheep (Gaddi, Rampur- bushair) , Goat (Gaddi, Chegu) yak (Himachali Yak) and equines (Chamurthi horse, Spiti donkey).

  • In –situ and ex-situ breed conservation programmes for threatened/ endangered breeds of livestock like Chegu goats, Chamurthi horses.

  • Improvement of migratory sheep and goats under farmer’s flocks.

  • Morphological, genetic, behavioural and physiological studies on Red jungle fowl and undertaking their captive breeding.

  • Development of poultry stock suitable for rural backyard poultry production in the state using indigenous germplasm.

  • Dissemination of production technologies in different livestock species including cattle, sheep, goat, rabbit and poultry.

 

Priority Areas of Research

  • Identification, documentation and characterization of rare AnGR of H.P.

  • Conservation of threatened/endangered livestock resources of H.P.

  • Molecular characterization of all livestock resources of H.P., Identification of genetic markers associated with unique traits and undertaking marker assisted selection/breeding for genetic improvement.

  • Institutional sheep and goat breeding programme for production of improver Rams and bucks.

  • Development of dual type poultry stock suitable for rural backyard poultry production.

  • Improvement in productivity of migratory livestock (Sheep, Goat).