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    International cooperation

    About the Division

    IC Division serves as a focal point to facilitate communication and interaction between the Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying and the international organisations as well as foreign countries, which paves the way for the Animal Husbandry and Dairying sectors in India to keep abreast of the latest technological developments/advancements taking place around the globe, particularly in the technologically advanced countries with the objective to take advantage of the know-how for increasing production and productivity in livestock sector.In the same way the Division works as a bridge between India and the technologically backward nations with the objective to share knowledge and extend technological assistance to them which enables establishing/strengthening friendly relations also.

    Areas of Activities
    i. Processing of cases/proposals for official foreign visits of dignitaries in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying officers in the Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying(DAHD) and its attached/subordinate offices connected with the DAHD affairs.
    ii. Processing proposals for signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs)/Agreements with foreign countries/bodies on cooperation in the field of Animal Husbandry and Dairying A list of the MoU/Agreements signed by DAHD with foreign countries.
    iii. Organising meetings of foreign delegations with dignitaries in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying/Senior Officers in DAHD.
    iv. Processing air-fare bills for payments in respect of visits abroad of dignitaries/officials.
    v. Payment of annual membership fee to International organisation such as World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE),International Dairy Federation (IDF), Animal Production Health Commission for Asia (APHCA).
    vi. Collection, consolidation and onward transmission of information for meetings held by other Departments like, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, Department of Agriculture Cooperation &Farmers Welfare with foreign delegations etc.

    Status of MOUs/Agreements for bilateral cooperation with other countries (as on 28-02-2020)

    S. No. Country Subject Date of signing Validity
    1. Brazil Cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics and Assisted Reproductive Technologies 17.10.2016 16.10.2021
    2. Chile Agreement for bilateral cooperation on Animal Health 24.04.2003 Permanent Nature
    3. Algeria Animal Health 25.01.2001 Permanent Nature
    4. Mongolia Animal Health and Dairy. 17.5.2015 Three years and automatically renewable for further period of 3 years.
    5. Russia Cooperation in the veterinary field. 16.4.99 5 years, automatic renewal for another five years.
    6. Vietnam Animal Health 15.09.2014 -
    7. Morocco Cooperation in the field of Veterinary Sanitation 27.02.2001 Permanent nature
    8. Denmark Animal Husbandry & Dairying 16.04.2018 5 years from the date of signature and automatically expandable for further 5 years.
    9. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Islands Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries 17.04.2018 5 years from the date of signature.