IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics: Kuji Menda (Rare and Singular Species)

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IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics: Kuji Menda (Rare and Singular Species)

IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics that will Increase your Score: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the civil services (CS) preliminary examination on June 18 this year. It is one of the most esteemed and toughest exams in the country. With a success rate of 0.1- 0.3 percent of the total percentage of candidates who apply, it is really difficult to nail the examination.

As you know, Yesterday, we have shared IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics that will Increase your Score: which will help you prepare for your upcoming examination. Here is the topic that we have discussed on 14th April, Click on the link below to explore.

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As promised, today we are going to continue with the Eight topic i.e Kuji Menda: Certified as a ‘Rare and Singular Species’ by National Bureau of Animal genetic Resources. Let us provide you the brief explanation of the said topic.

 

IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics that will Increase your Score:Kuji Menda

Today we will discuss the third topic i.e Kuji Menda (Rare and Singular Species). Below mentioned is the explanation of the said topic.

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Let us provide you the explanation of the given topic.

Kuji Menda

The National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) has accorded genetic recognition to the breed of sheep, locally called ‘ kuji mendha’. It’s a typical breed of sheep. These sheep are fast breeders giving multiple birth while those in other parts of the State give single birth at a time. Kendrapara sheep is second sheep breed in India (other one is Garole sheep found in West Bengal) and the sixth in the world that carries FecB mutation gene.

About Kuji Menda

  • Kendrapara sheep is found only in coastal Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara districts of Odisha. Locally it is called kuji mendha.
  • The average adult sheep weighs 18-20 kg.
  • The rare genetic traits lead to the multiple birth syndrome in them. These animals are dwarf in built with the body covered with coarse hair.
  • Kendrapada sheep are primarily used for production of mutton. The other product of economic importance is their skin. They are well adapted to high ambient temperature, high humidity and heavy rain, Sethy added.
  • This characteristic makes them distinctive from other species sheep species as they are not known for giving multiple births.

Because of multiple-birth characteristics, rearing of ‘kuji’ sheep is a profitable livelihood source. District animal husbandry department has begun awareness drive to sensitise sheep farmers on commercial viability of sheep-rearing.

Over here we conclude our article on IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Topics that will Increase your Score. Stay tuned with us for the rest of the topic that we will discuss day by day. 

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