Hisar, 9th December, 2010
In response to persistent requests from equine owners to start a telephone helpline to address their problems and providing advisory services on equine husbandry, National Research Centre on Equines, Hisar started toll-free helpline number providing advisory services to equine owners at ATIC on the lines of “Kisan Call Centre”. The NRCE toll-free helpline was inaugurated by Honorable Director General and Secretary DARE Dr. S. Ayyappan on 9th December, 2010 in the presence of Prof. K.M.L. Pathak, DDG (AS), Dr. C.S. Prasad, ADG (AN), Dr. R. K. Sethi, Director CIRB and Dr. R. K. Singh, Director NRCE. Currently the Kisan Call Centre of NRCE is also addressing the issues related to buffalo production in consultation with Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar.
Dr. S. Ayyappan inaugurated the telephone helpline by answering a phone call from Sh. Jaiveer Sharma, equine owner from Julana in Jind District of Haryana. The NRCE toll-free helpline number 1800-180-1233 can be accessed by equine owners from all over the country. The queries of the farmers are addressed by the experts from NRCE and advice is given to working equine owners on health and management aspects of equine husbandry. Currently the Kisan Call Centre of NRCE is also addressing the issues related to buffalo production in consultation to CIRB, Hisar
(Source: National Research Centre on Equines, Hisar)