Press Esc to close

Kashmir varsity produces world's first cloned pashmina goat

Srinagar, March 13 2012, (IANS) 21:51 IST
Scientists at the agricultural university in the Jammu and Kashmir capital have successfully produced the world's first cloned pashmina goat, a statement said Tuesday.

Giving details about the breakthrough made by scientists at the local Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST), a statement issued by the university said Tuesday: "Faculty of veterinary sciences and animal husbandry SKUAST-Kashmir has made a breakthrough by successfully cloning the first pashmina goat using the advanced reproductive techniques."The statement said success was achieved under the World Bank-funded project called National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) of the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) and took two years for standardization of the technique.

"The healthy female kid was born on March 09, 2012 using the foster mother. Dr. Riaz was the key researcher in the team of scientists who earlier in 2009 gave the first cloned buffalo calf, 'Garima' to the world using the same handmade cloning technique while doing research at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal, Haryana.

"Tej Pratap, vice chancellor of the university, appreciated the team of scientists for the achievement and hoped that the technology will help improve the lot of pashmina goats particularly in the Ladakh region to harness better income opportunities for the people of the region.Some of the world's most priced pashmina shawls are made of wool obtained from the pashmina goats reared in Kashmir.

Go to Top

Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Reception in the honour of Justice Dalveer Bhandari

Reception in the honour of Justice Dalveer Bhandari

Artists perform a folk dance during the inaugural ceremony of 48th edition of the IFFI...

Artists perform a folk dance during the inaugural ceremony of 48th edition of the IFFI...

Brides sit for a mass marriage ceremony organized for 12 Muslim couples at Mazgaon...

Brides sit for a mass marriage ceremony organized for 12 Muslim couples at Mazgaon...

Artists perform dance on the occasion of Haryana State Day...

Artists perform dance on the occasion of Haryana State Day...

A farmer pulls a cart rickshaw carrying cauliflower vegetables....

A farmer pulls a cart rickshaw carrying cauliflower vegetables....

Mohd Shami celebrats after after dismissing Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal...

Mohd Shami celebrats after after dismissing Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal...

Four lakhs of laddoos being prepared for 31st anniversary celebrations of Sai Baba Temple....

Four lakhs of laddoos being prepared for 31st anniversary celebrations of Sai Baba Temple....

Shah Rukh Khan performs during the inaugural ceremony of 48th edition of the IFFI...

Shah Rukh Khan performs during the inaugural ceremony of 48th edition of the IFFI...

Rahul Gandhi consoles Dipa, the wife of Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi....

Rahul Gandhi consoles Dipa, the wife of Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi....

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with her daughter Aaradhya during a charity event...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with her daughter Aaradhya during a charity event...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.