AICRP on GOAT
(AICRP-Goat)

Historical Background and Origin

The AICRP on Goats was launched in 1971 in the IV five year plan period with the objective to improve the production performance of goats in country as well as of evolving high yielding genotypes for increasing the production of milk, meat and fibre. At the initial stage, there were two separate projects known as AICRP on Goats for milk and AICRP on goats for pashmina and mohair. The coordination centers of the projects on milk and fiber were allocated at NDRI, KARNAL and IVRI, Mukteshwar respectively. Subsequently, both the projects were amalgamated into one project with effect from 1st April, 1974 along with a third component i.e. AICRP-Goats for meat. During Vth five year plan, this project was re-designated as All India Coordinated Research Project on Goats (for milk, meat and fibre) and the coordination center was located at CSWRI, Avikanagar under the responsibility of Dr. R.M. Acharya, Director of the Institute. It was subsequently shifted to the National Goat Research Center (IVRI) Makhdoom.

 

Plan -wise number of Units and Breeds

 

Plan

Type of Unit

No. of Units

Breeds

IV

Farm

6

6

V

Farm

8

6

VI

Farm

9

8

VII

Farm

7

8

VIII

Farm

5

8

IX

Farm and Field

16

12

X

Farm and Field

11

12

XI

Farm and Field

14

12

XII

Farm and Field

18

13+ ND (3)

XIII

Farm and Field

21

15+ ND (5)

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