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IVRI, Pune Campus

      The Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), which is currently headquartered at Izatnagar, Bareilly (U.P) was initially established at Pune, Maharashtra in 1889 as the Imperial Bacteriological Laboratory for conducting research for the protection of Indian livestock wealth from the dreaded diseases. The foundation stone of the laboratory was laid by the Governor of Bombay on December 9, 1889 in about 2.2. ha of land presented by a philanthropist, Sir Dinshaw Monock ji Petit Bart adjoining the College of Science at Pune. After a few years in 1893, the institute was shifted to Mukteswar, Uttarakhand. The institute during the celebrations of its 125th Year of establishment is again going back to its place of birth and opening a new IVRI Centre at Pune, Maharashtra for imparting training and education in veterinary and animal sciences.

      The Western part of India is endowed with rich livestock resources with indigenous breeds that have better adaptability to heat and disease tolerance such as cattle (Gir, Kankrej, Rathi, Tharparkar, Deoni, Khillar, etc), buffalo (Mehasana, Surti, Jaffrabadi, Nagpuri, Pandharpuri, etc.) and sheep & goat. The area has flourishing poultry industry with large population of poultry. In western India, co-operative movement has entrenched its roots, and with network of Co-operatives, NGOs and Self Help Groups, the area has seen the improvement in the livestock sector. Training and Education Centre of Indian Veterinary Research Institute at Pune will play an important and pivotal role in capacity building by arranging appropriate programmes for farmers, extension functionaries and various stakeholders, including Government officials. IVRI’s latest technology backup (diagnostics, vaccines, feed formulations including methane mitigation strategies, herbal remedies for infertility and mastitis, meat and milk products, etc) will help reorient livestock development officers, KVKs, and NGOs. The centre will also strengthen the linkage with research institutions and agricultural / veterinary universities.

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