To increase the utilization of draught animal power and to study different aspects scientifically, the ICAR sanctioned an ad-hoc coordinated project on "Utilization of Animal Energy with Enhanced System Efficiency" in 1985, which became a regular All India Coordinated Research Project of ICAR from July 1987 with the Coordinating Cell at CIAE, Bhopal and seven Cooperating Centers located at CIAE, Bhopal, MPUAT, Udaipur, GBPUAT, Pantnagar, UAS, Raichur, SHIATS, Allahabad, PAU, Ludhiana and KVK Rewari.
To improve the utilization efficiency of animal systems to harness animal power through efficient matching equipment and gadgets for on-farm and off-farm operation, providing better growth environment to draft animals through improved housing, sanitation and health control measures, value-added feed and efficient utilization of animal by-products focussing on hilly, tribal and low mechanization regions of the country.
The objectives of AICRP on Harnessing Animal Energy System to Increase Profitability of Small Farms (AES) during SFC period 2017-20 are as follows:
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