“The Araku-Paderu region is ideal for setting up a veterinary biological research institute.” To meet the requirements of the laboratory for diagnosis and epidemiology of diseases, he suggests that the existing centers in each of the three regions can be transformed into reference laboratories instead of a large center.
Leverage the strength of existing veterinary colleges for basic research and development, seeking a central institute of production and management of ICAR livestock, a leading discipline of livestock development integrating economics , extension and entrepreneurship development, upgrading existing facilities to high standards and the breeding department and opening another veterinary college are among the measures suggested by specialist Dr NSR Sastry breeding, to improve animal and poultry production in the new state.
On the new state lacking central research and development institutes, he suggests that with some policy changes, the situation can be overcome.
Emphasizing the importance for the new state of developing its own veterinary biological research institute, Dr Sastry suggests that the Araku-Paderu region would be the ideal location given the cooler climate, with secondary centers in Rayalaseema and the south coast of Andhra.
To meet the requirements of the laboratory for diagnosis and epidemiology of diseases, he suggests that the existing centers in each of the three regions can be transformed into reference laboratories instead of a large center.
To facilitate research, research and development projects coordinated by ICAR and the National Agricultural Innovation Project (NIAP) should be set up in veterinary colleges, he said.
In addition, the new state is expected to seek regional centers of national-level avian research institutes, buffalo and sheep research institutes in colleges.
Since animal husbandry is a crucial livelihood activity in northern Andhra, a new veterinary college is expected to be established in the region, as suggested by an ICAR technical committee as early as the mid-1980s, says Dr Sastry, recipient of the Eminent Scientist in Animal Production Award.
To overcome the recurring problem of feeding and fodder scarcity, he suggests that the use of modern technology and unconventional feed and dry fodder feed blocks be made in some centers and distributed to districts. deficit.
Communication in the field via videoconferencing and telemedicine and filling vacancies are among the other measures he suggests.