THE CENTRAL SHEEP AND WOOL INSTITUTE
Malpura, Rajasthan, India, January 1965 - Because of the importance of the sheep and wool industry, the Government of India has been attempting to improve the indigenous breeds of sheep by selection and by the introduction of foreign blood to encourage production of mutton, heavier fleeces and more uniform wool suited to the requirements of the woollen and worsted industries. In 1962, the Government, with the assistance of the UN Special Fund and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) acting as the Executing Agency, established the Central Sheep and Wool Institute in Malpura, 50 miles from Jaipur in the State of Rajasthan. The Institute's programme provides experimental stations with research and training facilities in sheep husbandry and better utilization of land, wool shearing, grading, testing, technology and processing. The Institute also furnishes technical information and data for the benefit of small and medium scale manufacturing industries with a view to better utilization of wool and stimulation of new investmentsin this field.
Workers winnowing at the Institute's farm in Malpura. Both the grain and the remaining roughage are used in supplementary feed trials.