Union agriculture and farmers welfare minister, Narendra Singh Tomar shared that there are a large number of indigenous breeds of livestock in the country, which need to be identified in all regions. This will help make the Agriculture and Animal Husbandry sector prosperous.
Tomar said this in his address at the Ceremony for the Distribution of Animal Breed Registration Certificates, organized by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at the National Agricultural Science Center, New Delhi.
Tomar, in his address, said, "Almost half of the livestock of the country is still unclassified. We have to identify such unique breeds as soon as possible so that these unclassified breeds can be saved. He expressed happiness that ICAR is working in this direction, and a special campaign has been launched to identify such breeds in the country. Such a task is not an easy one and cannot be accomplished without the cooperation of State Universities, Animal Husbandry Departments, and NGOs. ICAR has initiated the documentation of all animal genetic resources of the country in Mission Mode in collaboration with all these agencies. This large group will fulfill the mission of documenting indigenous animal genetic resources in the country."