Evaluation of progress on 'Brucellosis' underway

The livestock disease that is under monitoring as part of a joint project funded by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), is expected to be replicated at the village level across India

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Review workshop of DBT sponsored ‘Network Project on Brucellosis'' being attended by dignitaries.

Review Workshop of DBT sponsored ‘Network Project on Brucellosis' was organized jointly by Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University (SDAU), Gujarat and National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics (NIVEDI), Bengaluru at Ahmedabad on 8th August, 2014.

While inaugurating the workshop, the chief guest, Mr Babubhai B Bokhiriya, Minister for Agriculture, Co-operation, Water Resources, Water Supply, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, and Cow Breeding, Govt. of Gujarat, expressed his gratitude to DBT and NIVEDI for organizing the meet in Gujarat and assured them that all possible help will be extended in prevention and control of livestock diseases including Brucellosis in Gujarat.

Dr H Rahman, project coordinator and director, NIVEDI briefed the gathering on the activities being carried out for the implementation of the Brucellosis Control program in the country. He highlighted the impact of animal health in general and Brucellosis in particular on the economy, livelihood and food security of the country.

Dr S R Rao, advisor, DBT emphasized the need for the control of brucellosis and urged state officials to implement the Brucella-Free village concept, which can be replicated in other parts of country in the near future.

Prof. Ashok A Patel, vice-chancellor, SDAU appreciated the efforts being made by DBT in grooming young professionals who would be contributing to a better tomorrow. He assured all support and encouragement to the group working in his university.

 

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