I.A.S (Retd.)
Union Minister of State For Water Resources River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Parliamentary Affairs Government Of India New Delhi.

AGRICULTURE

Question No - 5134
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Answered Date : 27-04-2010
Subject : RESEARCH AND BREEDING CENTRES ON CAMEL AND HORSE

 

Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE be pleased to state:-


(a) the details of Research Centres on Camel and Horse breeding in the country, State-wise; and 

(b) the details of funds allocated, released and utilized for development and preservation of such breeds, State-wise?
ANSWER

MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION (PROF. K.V. THOMAS) 

(a) The state-wise location of the National Research Centres (NRC) on camel and equine and the regional station is as follows:- 
Rajasthan


NRC on Camel, Post Bag No.07, Jorbeer, Bikaner-334001

Regional Station of NRC for Equines

Equine Production Campus, P.O. Box No.80, Jorbeer, Bikaner-334001

Haryana

NRC for Equines, Hisar-125001

The National Research Centres and the Regional station are mandated to conduct research in the areas of production, management, health and animal products technology of camel and equine respectively.

(b) The XI Plan allocation of ICAR for the research centres is as follows:- 

NRC on Camel 

XI Plan Allocation – Rs.1717.00 lakhs 
				2007-08		2008-09		2009-10

Allocation (Rs. In Lakhs) 210.00 343.00 282.00

Utilization (Rs. In Lakhs) 206.72 342.63 281.99

NRC on Equines 

XI Plan Allocation – Rs.2007.00 Lakhs 
	2007-08		2008-09		2009-10

Allocation (Rs. In Lakhs) 250.00 365.25 290.00

Utilization (Rs. In Lakhs) 250.00 365.25 289.99

The funds allocated are for research in the mandated areas as detailed in part (a) above and for infrastructure development. 

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries is implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme on Conservation of Threatened Breeds of Livestock under which financial assistance has been provided to set up nucleus breeding units of several horse and camel breeds. Details of the same are as under:- 
									(Rs. in lakh)


State Breed Amount Amount released utilized

Arunachal Pradesh 1. Bhutia pony 89.39 69.39 Gujarat 2. Kathiawadi horse 85.12 48.31 3. Kachhi Camel 68.00 68.00 Himachal Pradesh 4. Spiti Pony 79.00 59.00 Jammu & Kashmir 5. Zanskari horse 70.20 70.20 6. Double-humped camel 55.02 48.33 Manipur 7. Manipuri Pony 77.00 45.00 Rajasthan 8. Marwari horse 42.00 42.00