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Buffalo, the 'Black gold' of India is already shining with a glittering future. This dairy species has been creating headlines commanding high price tags while also contributing immensely to animal protein needs of veterinary population of the country, as well as earning foreign exchange through surging export of buffalo meat. The country has made a grand spectre on the World stage being top milk producer & leading meat exporter – with crucial contribution of 71.3 Million tones milk (53 % of total) and 86 per cent of the exported meat from buffalo alone.
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ICAR-CIRB become India’s second center to produce a cloned buffalo

Hisar: In a unique achievement, Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Director, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes (CIRB) informed that institute scientists produced cloned calf ‘HISAR  GOURAV’ on December 11, 2015 at 11:30 AM, birth weight of 40.4 kg born through normal delivery. This cloned buffalo calf is distinct from the earlier clones produced in India, as this  is produced from cells of ventral side of tail of superior buffalo bull, this part is least exposed to sunlight and may have less mutation rate, and can  be good choice for isolation of donor cells to produce healthy clones. The newborn cloned calf is maintaining good health and showing normal activities. Dr Singh emphasized that the use of adult somatic cells of proven males or quality females for cloning can bring revolution by multiplying the superior buffalo germplasm in country. With this achievement CIRB becomes world’s third and India’s second institute to produce cloned buffalo. 


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Director, CIRB showing champion buffalo bull to Hon'ble PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji during 'Krishi Unnati Mela' 




 Director ICAR-CIRB, Dr. Inderjeet Singh explaining the importance of elite buffalo germplasm to Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji at the ‘Krishi Unnati Mela' on March 19th 2016 at IARI, Pusa, New Delhi.  Hon'ble PM took keen interest in the elite buffalo animals showed by the institute in the mela. Dr. Singh told Hon’ble PM that buffaloes alone contribute about 53% of country's milk production and because of this only the country is No. 1 in milk production. Further, buffalo meat earns the country thirty thousand crore annually. The farmers are earning extra income from buffaloes and they fit best for 'Make in India' slogan.

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Workshop on research & innovation opportunities in Europe for higher studies and research grants

EURAXESS Information Session on Research & Innovation Opportunities in Europe was organized at CIRB, Hisar on 30th August 2016 in association with EURAXESS Links India. EURAXESS is a unique platform to access complete range of information and support services for researchers from all over the world wishing to pursue research career in Europe. More than 70 researchers from CIRB, NRC-Equine, LUVAS, HAU and GJU were participated and took keen interest and interacted with European Union funding agency representatives. This session provided platform for researchers to know about various opportunities offered by European Union for them such as European Research Council Grants, MSCA Individual Fellowships, Erasmus+, Horizon 2020, CNRS, CEFIPRA and many more. Event was an informative cum networking tool for researchers; Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Director, CIRB encouraged participants to apply for various 


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