ICAR-CIPHET inks MoU with GADVASU for livestock research
The MoU aims at collaboration in teaching, research and extension activities for the welfare of livestock farmers of Punjab state.
Guru Angad dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Indian Council of Agricultural Research- Central Institute of Post-Harvest and Engineering Technology, (CIPHET) Ludhiana for collaboration in teaching, research and extension activities for the welfare of livestock farmers of Punjab state. MOU was signed by Dr. JPS Gill, Director Research, GADVASU and Dr R K Singh, Director CIPHET in the presence of Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU and other officers of the university and scientists of CIPHET.
Dr. Inderjeet Singh highlighted the importance of engineering in the livestock sector to improve the automation in dairy and poultry farms. He asserted the engineers to develop the low-cost buffalo milking machine and mechanical scrapers for cleaning in the dairy farms. Dr. Singh emphasized the role of engineering in small scale dairy and meat processing units. Dr. R K Singh ensured complete cooperation in this regard and asserted that both the institutes will start collaborative research projects on pertinent issues. Further he stressed the need of sharing research facilities and expertise of both the institutes to harness the synergy for the welfare of the livestock farmers and society.