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).
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.
Ex-situ conservation of unique germplasm like Punganur breed of
cattle which is threatened with extinction.
Embryo freezing of elite Ongole cattle breed, which is the pride
of Andhra Pradesh and India, for improvement and export.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Updating the knowledge of field personnel and capacity building
of farmers through training.