Guru Angad dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Indian Council of Agricultural Research- Central Institute of Post-Harvest and Engineering Technology, (CIPHET) Ludhiana for collaboration in teaching, research and extension activities for the welfare of livestock farmers of Punjab state. MOU was signed by Dr. JPS Gill, Director Research, GADVASU and Dr. R K Singh, Director CIPHET in the presence of Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU and other officers of the university and scientists of CIPHET.
Dr. Inderjeet Singh highlighted the importance of engineering in the livestock sector to improve the automation in dairy and poultry farms. He asserted the engineers to develop the low-cost buffalo milking machine and mechanical scrappers for cleaning in the dairy farms. Dr. Singh emphasized the role of engineering in small scale dairy and meat processing units. Dr. R K Singh ensured complete cooperation in this regard and asserted that both the institutes will start collaborative research project on the pertinent issues. Further he stressed the need of sharing research facilities and expertise of both the institutes to harness the synergy for the welfare of the livestock farmers and society.
Dr. Gill informed the house that both the institutes are already collaborating in various activities of the teaching and research. Such collaborations will further strengthen their research outcome. GADVASU is working day and night to improve the production, animal health and income of the livestock and fish farmers of the state. Dr. Narsiah and Dr. Deep Yadav, scientists from CIPHET were also present on the occasion.