Hisar: The Central Institute of Research on Buffalo (CIRB) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nepal government to improve the quality of buffaloes through an exchange program. Under this agreement, CIRB will donate 15 bags for breeding improvement to Nepal, which will be sent to Nepal after Diwali. As part of an unprecedented initiative to improve the quality of buffalo breeds in Nepal, CIRB Hisar has launched a joint exchange program with the Government of Nepal. The main aim of this exchange is to facilitate the exchange of Murrah buffaloes and bulls with Nepal to advance their breeding programs.
Under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Samjana Kumari Kafia, representative of the Nepalese delegation, and Dr. Tirtha Kumar Dutta, Director of CIRB, will take this agreement to new heights. According to director Dr. Dutta promises this joint effort will be an important step towards improving the genetic pool and productivity of buffaloes in Nepal. The Murrah buffalo, known for its high milk production and strong physique, is at the heart of dairy farming in India, particularly in areas such as Hisar where CIRB has undertaken significant research and development efforts in the field of buffalo breeding. He said that this exchange program represents a significant advancement in mutual cooperation between India and Nepal in the field of animal husbandry. Our institute is committed to contributing its expertise and improving breeding to support Nepal. Efforts are being made to improve the quality of buffalo breeds.
Dr. Samjana Kumari Kafia, Head of the Nepalese Delegation, expressed her gratitude to CIRB and highlighted the potential impact of this exchange on Nepal’s agricultural landscape. This is an important opportunity for Nepal to improve the breed and improve the livelihoods of our farmers. The concerted efforts of these institutions are expected to bring long-term benefits in the form of improvement of buffalo breeds, thereby contributing to the economic development of Nepal’s dairy industry. This initiative is an important step in the field of agricultural cooperation between India and Nepal that will promote progress in buffalo farming and dairy farming, which will ultimately benefit farmers and the agricultural sector of both countries.