Regional Research Centre on FMD

  1. About RRC on FMD:
    The Regional Research Centre on Foot-and-Mouth Disease (RRC on FMD), CCS HAU Hisar was originally established in 1968 in the Department of Bacteriology and Hygiene as one of the FMD virus typing units by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. Later on in 1971, the project was revised as All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on FMD. The Hisar Centre was upgraded to RRC on FMD as one of the eight Regional Centres all over India. In the year 2001, the AICRP on FMD was upgraded to Project Directorate on FMD, with headquarters at Mukteswar, Uttarakhand, then Directorate of FMD and now National Institute on FMD (ICAR-NIFMD) with its headquarters at ICAR-International Centre on FMD, Arugul, Bhubaneswar.

    Presently, RRC on FMD is catering to the needs of northern states of the country viz. Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand and union territories of Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Chandigarh and Delhi. Considering the importance of FMD and Brucellosis, the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) has been launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister with a total outlay of Rs. 13,343.00 crores for five years (2019-24).The scheme has now been revised to Livestock Animal Health and Disease Control Programme under the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Govt. of India.

  2. Faculty
    Dr. Swati Dahiya, Scientist & In-charge (PI) View details
    Dr. Anshul Lather, Asstt. Prof. (Co-PI) View details
    Veterinary Surgeons (On deputation, alternate month)

  3. Scientific/ Technical Manpower
    Dr. Punesh Sangwan, Senior Research Fellow

  4. Supporting Staff
    Ms. Meenu Kumari, Animal Attendant

  5. Mandate of RRC on FMD, Hisar
    To develop effective surveillance and control measures for one of the important diseases of livestock, i.e., FMD in Haryana and Delhi with particular reference to FMD sero-surveillance, epidemiology and related research work as well as sero-monitoring of FMD-Control Programme/ National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP)/ Livestock Health and Disease Control Programme (LHDCP).

  6. 19 Awards/ Honours/ Recognitions
    • ICAR-DFMD awarded “A” grade to the RRC on FMD, Dept. of Vety. Microbiology, LUVAS, Hisar for outstanding contribution towards FMD surveillance and monitoring in Haryana during 2020.
    • Best AICRP on FMD Regional Centre for the year 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 awarded by the ICAR-PD on FMD, Mukteswar.
    • Letter of Appreciation’ given by PDFMD, Mukteswar in recognition of the research work done by RRC on FMD, Hisar during 2008-09.

  7. Research Projects

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Title of the Research Projects/ Schemes

Funding agency



Foot and Mouth Disease-Hisar Centre

(National Animal Disease Control Programme/ Livestock Health and Disease Control Programme)


April 2020-continued


Production and Characterization of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus specific Nanobodies for Application as Diagnostic Reagents

Haryana State Council for Science, Innovation and Technology

Jan. 2022- Jan. 2025


Comparative Studies on Post-vaccinal Humoral Immune Response in FMD+HS combined, FMD alone and HS alone vaccinated buffalo calves at SCBP, Sector-II, Sirsa Road, Hisar

ICAR & Govt. of India



Studies on Kinetics of the Maternal Antibodies Status in Naive Cattle and Buffalo Calves against Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus and Pasteurella multocida at Organized Farms.

LUVAS (Institutional project)

Nov. 2020- Oct. 2022


Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan Activities




Implementation of HS+FMD dual vaccine in the State of Haryana


Nov. 2019- 2022


ICAR-Niche Area of Excellence (NAE) Project on “Phage display techniques for production of veterinary immunobiologicals without sacrificing animals”


Jan. 2019-

Dec. 2021


Establishment of Molecular Diagnostic Facilities and Strengthening of Sero-monitoring Activities for Foot-and-Mouth Disease, Haemorrhagic Septicaemia and Brucellosis in Haryana



March 2021


AICRP for Epidemiological Studies on FMD

(Regional Research Centre on FMD)


Sept. 1968; Revised scheme July 1971-March 2020


FMD+HS pilot project on Studies on the post-vaccinal humoral immune response in FMD+HS combined vaccinated cattle and buffaloes at State Cattle Breeding Project, Sec-II and Cattle Farm, LUVAS, Hisar

Govt. of India

Oct. 2018-

March 2020


Assessment of the Socio-economic Impact of FMD and its Control in India



Dec. 2015