This section is headed by Assistant Finance & Accounts Officer with two permanent staff viz, one Lower Division Clerk and one SSS and two contractual staffs.
The Institute has one Central laboratory and other specialized/specific laboratories viz., Nutrition laboratory, Genetics laboratory, Health laboratory, Parasitology laboratory and Physiology laboratory, Biotechnology laboratory etc. The laboratory in totality is equipped with Rotary Microtome, Kjeltec Protein Analyser, Rotary Evaporator, Semi Auto Analyser, ELISA Reader, ELISA Plate Shaker, Vortexer, Thermal Cycler for PCR, SDS PAGE Unit, Micro Oven, Gel Documentation Unit, Benchtop Micro Centrifuge, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Image Analyser, HPLC System, UV Visible Spectrophotometer, Cryostat, Vertical Slab Gel Electrophoresis system, Western Bloting Apparatus, Gel Drier, Automated Blood Analyser, Leica Microsystem, Stereo Zoom Microscope, Speed-vac concentrator, Flourescent Microscope, Phase Contrast Microscope, Geranium Oil Extraction Unit, Auto Dilution and Dispensing system, GLC, HPLC accessories, Programmable Bio Freezer and Computer Aided Semen Analyser and Feed Milling Plant etc.
As on 31st March 2018, the total number of books in the library is 2903. Books covering animal nutrition, animal physiology, genetics, veterinary medicine, pharmacology & toxicology, veterinary parasitology, veterinary microbiology, veterinary parasitology, biochemistry, biotechnology, immunology and veterinary epidemiology etc are available for issuing to the members as well for reference. For the library, 23 journals and two magazines of national repute has been subscribed. This library also has a collection of annual reports, newsletters, research highlights and other special publications of ICAR institutes and state agricultural universities. Apart from this, thelibrary is also enriched with computerized bibliographic search through CD ROM from CABI. This has also CD media data base collection of BEAST CD, AGRICOLA, food & human nutrition
The institute Yak
farm is situated at Nyukmadung at a distance of 31 km from Dirang
township on a diversion (Mohan camp) of Tezpur-Tawang highway. The
altitude of the farm is 2750 meter above msl. The total farm area
is about 67 hectare with 1,09,020 Sq. metter pasture of temperate
grasses such as Dactylis glomerata, Lolium perenne
and Trifolium repens along with fodders trees for green fodder
production. The animals are reared under semi-confinement farming
system, kept in both sheds and open paddocks. The total numbers
of animal shed at the farm complex are 22 in numbers (bull shed-01,
kacha sheds-02, open sheds-03, parturition shed-01, metabolic shed-01,
milking sheds-02, calf sheds-04, female sheds-02, experimental shed-01,
quarantine & isolation sheds-05), on 31st March 2018, the farm
had 173 nos of Yaks (66 male and 107 female) and 6 hybrid female
animal. The highest hard strength of 174 Yaks was in the month of
September 2017. A few of 36 Yak calmes (21 male and 15 female) were
born during the period of April 2017 to March 2018.To produce Yak-cattle
hybrids (Dzo & Dzomo) for adaptation at mid-altitudes,
the institute farm also has 03 cattle and 03 Yak cattle (Dzomo)
hybrids as experimental animals.
Fodder Production Unit
For feeding of the farm yaks at Nyukmadung farm of this institute is producing different varities of green fodder and tree foliages on regular basis in both Dirang and Nyukmadung farm premises. During the year 2017-18 approximately 1.3 ton of Salix tree leaves in addition to 12.4 ton green oats, 63.65 ton maize fodder and 5.68 tons of hybrid Napier were produced at Dirang campus and sent to Nyumadung farm at different times for feeding of the yaks at Nyumadung farm. In addition to this at Nyukmadung farm campus approximately 150.0 tons of Dactylus glomarata, 5.4 tons of bammoo leaves and 3.2 tons of other/mixed green grasses were produced and used for feeding the yaks at Nyukmadung farm campus during this period.
Feed Block Preparation Unit
The feed technology of this institute is having two mobile feed block preparation machines and one chaff cutter which are used at regular interval. During the period under report 15,000 complete Feed Blocks (CFBs) has been prepared and used for farm animals and experimental trials for livestock improvement. During this year one type of feed block has been prepared using paddy straws as roughage sources with the following compositions.
Product Technology Unit
Yak product technology unit is having two types of facilities i.e. for milk processing and wool processing.
The unit has the facility for making different yak milk products. Churpi (loose cheese), paneer, low fat paneer, designer paneer, churkam (milk candy), dahi, lassi, cream and ghee are regularly prepared. Process for making vegetable extended paneer, kiwi flavoured whey drink, vitamin C enriched whey beverage, enrobed paneer finger have been standardized.
products are prepared from yak outer coarse hair and inner fine
wool using choudhary charkha and local tools (like Tha, Thong, Dichung,
Chaksi, Yukur, Fiang, Changtha,Jamsi). This institute is having
the facility to prepare carpet, foot mat, chamar, caps, rope/belt
and mats. This year a new creative design of door mat has been prepared
through blending of equal proportions of sheep and yak wools.
This cell deals with the technical matters of the institute like publishing reports viz., Annual Report, News Letter, Technical Bulletins, Folders, Extension cum training manuals and other publications
Presently the cell is equipped with FTDMA VSAT having 2 Mbps bandwidth capacity through which internet facility has been provided to Director's cell, ARIS cell, CERA and laboratories. Periodic updating of web contents of the institute home page is carried out by this cell.
Hindi cell is assisting in translation and publication of institute information and reports in Hindi and also in promoting the use of Hindi in official work. Activities like celebration of Hindi diwas and pakhwada are organized by this cell.