- Development of Commercial Dual Purpose Colour Bird “Narmada Nidhi” with strains of 25% Kadaknath and 75% JBP Colour
A multicoloured dual purpose coloured bird has been developed by crossing and backcrossing of Kadaknath and Jabalpur Col. population. Birds mature at 162 days of age and produce more than 220 eggs in intensive, 191 eggs in semi intensive and 173 eggs annually in free range system. Birds are very popular among farmers and have greater demand in rural backyard poultry for both table and egg production purposes. The new variety of bird “Narmada Nidhi” has been recognized by ICAR, New Delhi
- Establishment of Nucleus herd of Sirohi and Barbari goats at Amanala Farm for distribution of superior germplasm
Male and female goats of Sirohi and Barbari breeds were procured from their respective breeding tracts and from Central Institute for Research on Goats (CIRG) Makhdoom, Farah, Mathura. Attempts have been made to develop nucleus herds of Sirohi and Barbari breeds by randomly allotted goat population to superior germplasm buck of each breed so as to develop respective nucleus herds with superior genetic base.
- Development of Panchgavya Products
A Research Centre for the development, production and marketing of various Panchgavya products obtained from indigenous cow urine and cow dung has been established. Four Panchgavya Production and Testing Units viz. Cow Urine Distillation Unit, Mosquito coil Manufacturing Unit, Ghanvati Manufacturing Unit and Raw Material Processing Unit have been established. Pilot production of various Panchgavya products like Cow Urine Distillate, Herbal Mosquito Coil and Anthelmintic and Hepatoprotective Ghanvati tablets have been initiated for standardization and commercial production.
- Development of designer egg
Dietary supplementation of Nigella sativa, Withania somnifera, Selenium and Vitamin E produced enrichment of egg with increased concentrations of SELENIUM to 28.65 per cent and Vitamin E to 30.35 per cent and also reduced 15 per cent of cholesterol in comparison to normal egg.
- Prevalence study on Gastro Intestinal Parasitism in livestock
Bioclimatograph of different Agroclimatic zones of Madhya Pradesh has been developed for prediction of infection of Haemonchus contortus, Trichostrongylus sp and Oesophagostomum species of nematode infection. District wise mapping of GI parasites has also been done in various agroclimatic zones of Madhya Pradesh. On the basis of epidemiological data it is estimated that prevalence as well as intensity of Strongyle infection was high in the monsoon season in the month of July to October and was least in the winter season. Predominant Strongyle was the Haemonchus sp which was ranging about 70-80 per cent.
- Composition of strategic Azolla as protein supplement.
In the diet of non-descript cows, mustard oil cake (MOC) as a conventional protein source was successfully replaced by Azolla meal as unconventional protein source. Azolla meal supplementation lowered the cost of milk production and also improved the health status of non-descript cattle
- Development of Myostatin Gene knocked down goat to enhance meat production
A novel micromanipulator based “modified handmade cloning” (mHMC), which significantly enhances the success rate and speed of removal of nuclei from oocytes, has been developed. Compact SCNT morula reprogrammed cumulus/fibroblast cell line were produced using mSOF with oviductal co-culture. Successfully used human and mouse COOK culture (RVCL and Blast media) media with certain modification for developing SCNT embryos. Normal SCNT embryos were surgically transferred through laparoscopies aided embryos transfer technology in synchronized recipients.
- Monitoring of water pollutants in Narmada River of Madhya Pradesh
Field survey of target areas for heavy metal water contaminants in and around Jabalpur and Amarkantak was undertaken. The investigation revealed that concentration of Lead in 17 water bodies out of 29 water bodies of Narmada River was found above the Maximum Permissible Limit. The concentration of Cadmium was found above the Maximum Permissible Limit in 3 water bodies out of 29 water bodies. The concentration of Copper and Zinc was found below detectable limit in all 29 water bodies undertaken for the study.