Ushering in a new era of Livestock Research in the Country
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1. A model World Class Indira Gandhi Centre for Advanced Research on Livestock (IGCARL) in a backward area of Andhra Pradesh, namely Pulivendula in Kadapa District under Public Private Partnership (PPP)  in Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

2. Solutions will be found for the problems faced by the farmers of the state and the results passed on to the field for adoption.  Certain results can also be patented.

 3. Ex-situ conservation of unique germplasm like Punganur breed of cattle which is threatened with extinction.

4. Embryo freezing of elite Ongole cattle breed, which is the pride of  Andhra Pradesh and India, for improvement and export.

 5. Higher production, better reproduction, adaptation and disease resistance of different species and breeds of livestock and poultry through characterization and introduction of genes and production of transgenic animals for improved performance and bio-pharmaceutical production.  Such genes can also be patented.

 6. Control of existing as well as new and emerging livestock diseases like Foot & Mouth Disease, Blue Tongue, PPR, Ranikhet Disease, Gum Boro, Marek’s Disease and Avian Flu through development of  diagnostics and immunologicals.  Production and export of vaccines which have great demand in India and abroad. 

7. Disease mapping, monitoring, surveillance and forecasting for timely interventions for control of livestock diseases including zoonotic diseases creating disease free zones to enable export of   livestock, frozen semen and embryos.

 8. Testing, validation, certification and quality assurance of value added  livestock products including indigenous products for food safety enabling   their export under the globalized WTO regime.  Contract testing of drugs and other pharmaceuticals.

 9. Study of livestock distribution and density, health and production and  land and water resources for better production efficiencies in the changing agricultural scenario of increased irrigation resources through GIS satellite imaging and environmental impact.

 10. Adoption of technologies by farmers for better returns in integrated farming systems.

11. Utilization of locally available feed and fodder resources, straws and agro-industrial byproducts as complete feeds to overcome feed  and fodder shortages.

 12. Updating the knowledge of field personnel and capacity building  of farmers through training.

Programme of Work
Molecular Genetics
Cytogenetics
Cryobiology
Biotechnology
Nanobiology
Microbiology
Immunology
Animal Nutrition
Quality Control
Bio-safety Level 3 Lab
Animal Bio safety Level 3 Lab
C I Laboratory
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