The particulars of its organisation, functions and duties:
The Central Institute for Research on Goats (CIRG) was established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India at Makhdoom village near Farah town in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh on July12, 1979 for undertaking research on all aspects of goat production and utilization. The Coordinating Unit of the All India Coordinated Research Project on Goat Improvement was also transferred to CIRG from the Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar. The Institute has acquired and developed modern laboratory facilities over the years to conduct research on Goat Genetics and Breeding, Feed Resource Development & Utilization, Nutrition, Physiology, Reproduction, Management, Diagnosis & Prevention of Diseases, Transfer of Improved Technologies and Milk and Meat Products Technology. The ARIS Cell and Library are the common facilities available to all the Research Divisions and Sections. The Institute has three Goat Breeding Farms on Jamunapari, Barbari and Jhakrana breeds and one Sheep Breeding Farm on Mujaffarnagari breed for conducting research on Genetics and Breeding besides three Experimental Flocks for conducting research on Nutrition, Health, Physiology, Reproduction and management aspects. The Coordinating Unit of AICRP on Goat Improvement is also located at the Institute. In all 10 goat breeds located in different regions of the country are being studied under the AICRP. In addition, two breeds of Gujarat State are also being studied under Institute Projects. The Total Plan and Non-Plan Budget allocation of the Institute has increased from Rs. 217.60 lakhs during VI Plan to Rs. 5989.90 lakhs during X Plan. The Scientific Cadre Strength of the Institute has been fixed at Fifty One.