national-research-canter-on-camel

DIRECTOR

Dr. R.K.Sawal

Director (Acting)
Email : rajesh.sawal@icar.gov.in

Dear Viewers,

 

I am happy to welcome you to the official website of ICAR-National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner. An ISO 9001:2015 certified Institute, is one of the leading Institute of Animal Science under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi.

National Research Centre on Camel, Bikaner is engaged in research, training and extension activities on Camel. It is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.

The centre was established with the mandate of conservation and preservation of existing breeds of camel and to generate baseline research data on camel. The mandate was revised from time to time looking into the achievements of the centre and developments in the field across the globe. The existing mandate includes Basic and applied research for improvement of camel health and production, information repository on camel research and development and development of camel eco-tourism.

Institute provides elite males of Bikaneri, Jaisalmeri, Mewari and Kachchhi breeds to the camel herders. The centre disseminates knowledge and technologies developed to improve their skills for economic upliftment through trainings so that the knowledge gained is fruitfully utilized by camel herders and entrepreneurs.

During its long journey since 1984 NRC Camel, has made its presence among the Animal Science Institutes of ICAR. Presently, it is undertaking research work in collaboration with 18 institutions of national repute including organizations like SPMC &RAJUVAS Bikaner, BARC Mumbai, IIS Bangaluru,, AIIMS Delhi, and organizations as DBT, DST and other ICAR Institutes for strengthening collaborations in academics and research.

Considering the current scenario and demand, the most significant step has been taken to develop and establish Camel as a milch animal for which recording and selection to improve milk production has been initiated. Efforts are on to develop different products from camel milk to promote it for alternate utility apart from its use to cure human health ailments. Efforts are going on to lower the age of puberty, reduce calving interval, treatment and cure of different diseases and develop feed formulations for different physiological stages. To educate the farmers, extension cum animal health camps is being organized in the camel rearing areas of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Ladakh (J & K). 

The centre is well equipped to carry out research in the areas like camel breeding and genetics, physiology, reproduction, forage production and nutrition, biochemistry, camel health, biotechnology, management, extension and product technology.

I hope that this will be of use to all concerned with research and use of camel in eco-tourism.

 

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Sawal