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ICAR-NIANP, Bengaluru celebrates 23rd Foundation Day

The “ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology” (NIANP) celebrated its 23rd Foundation Day on 1st December.

Chander Mohan

The “ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology” (NIANP) celebrated its 23rd Foundation Day on 1st December.

Secretary DARE and DG, ICAR Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra in his address as Chief Guest, appreciated the Institute for commercializing the various technologies and development of new products for methane amelioration and improving milk fat content. He comprehended the impact of NIANP technologies throughout the Karnataka state and even outside. He also emphasized that there are tremendous scope for basic and fundamental research in this institute, which should be utilized for addressing the problems of the animal production system in the country. 

Dr. Joykrushna Jena, DDG (Fisheries and Animal Sciences), the Guest of Honour, emphasized the need for the development of more farmers’ friendly technologies and publishing research papers in the journals with high impact factor. 

Dr. Raghavendra Bhatta, Director-ICAR-NIANP, in his welcome address, briefed about the progress of the Institute during the past five years. He indicated the various International Collaborative projects with Germany, Japan and Hungary. 

During the occasion, two technical bulletins on ‘silage preparation in drums’ and ‘Artificial insemination and factors affecting conception rate in cattle and buffaloes’ were released. ‘Tamarin Plus’ – a tamarind seed husk enriched complete feed block for methane amelioration and ‘Reprofat Plus’- a special supplement for simultaneous improvement of fertility and milk fat was released. 


During the occasion, the representatives from the Karnataka Milk Federation, Nandi Agro Vet, Kamadhenu Feeds who have adopted and successfully commercialized various NIANP technologies were felicitated. 

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