Chaudhary Charan Singh National Institute of Animal Health (CCS NIAH), Baghpat was established by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India, under the sub scheme “Establishment of National Veterinary Biological Products Quality Control Center”, under the Central Sector Scheme ‘’Directorate of Animal Health’’ as a national facility for quality assessment of veterinary vaccines and diagnostics to be used in India.
Quality control of veterinary biologicals plays a pivotal role in the increased livestock health, production efficiency and better economy. This can be achived through preventive measures such as immunization and project hundreds of millions of animals from many contagious and deadly diseases. For this there is a need of harmonization of standards of veterinary biologicals in India. This will brings the vaccines manufactures of the country and quality control testing institutions a common platform and will lead to availability of veterinary biologicals of global standards. This will further control and reduce the livestock diseases and the country will be able to produce safe and sound food security, a big question in expert of food and food products of animal origin.
Strategic Framework of the Institute
CCS NIAH has a committed group of scientists which endeavors to provide best services to the stakeholders for quality control testing of veterinary biologicals following testing protocols as per Indian Pharmacopoeia 2014 and Drugs & Cosmetic Act 1940. It has strong foundation to expertise in providing these services in a transparent and timely manner to different end-users that conform to professional ethics, integrity and confidentiality. The institute also focuses on healthy and productive livestock in Indian subcontinent using standard, efficient and safe veterinary biologicals in India as per global standards. The institute has committed to shape itself according to the future trends by optimization of working environment at CCSNIAH keeping in view the needs and demands of livestock sector.