Last Updated:06th Feb,2024  

ICAR-CIARI and AHVS jointly organised training on Scientific Livestock Farming at North and Middle Andaman

ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, in collaboration with Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, A&N Administration Port Blair organised a series of training cum awareness programme on scientific livestock farming at North and Middle Andaman from 29th January to 1st February, 2024. The first training was conducted at Parnashala village of Rangat Tehsil of Middle Andaman. The trainers were Senior Scientists of Animals Science Division of ICAR-CIARI namely, Dr. P.A. Bala and Dr..Arun Kumar De, along with Dr. Satish Kumar, Senior Veterinary Officer, Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services. There were 60 participants mainly youngsters from different parts of the village having different types of livestock. Pradhan (Parnashala Village) and Panchayat Samithi member of Rangat, respectively graced the occasion. They encouraged the participants to interact with the scientists and draw maximum advantage out of the programme. Dr. Bala explained the nutritional management of livestock, while Dr. De elucidated scientific livestock rearing, housing, and general management. Dr..Sathish Kumar elaborated ways for a profitable livestock rearing and curbing the seasonal diseases in islands. Second training was conducted at Webi village, Mayabunder tehsil for the Karen community. More than 50 participants attended the programme. Dr. Dawande Kuldip Namdeo, SVO explained in details about the pig and goat farming to increase the profit and improve the livelihood of the farmers. Dr. Sujatha Hegde, District in-charge & SVO elucidated various Government schemes and advised them various strategies to the farmers. Dr..Sugrib Singh Ret. (SVO), graced the occasion and was instrumental in briefing the ways and means for profitable livestock rearing. The third and final training was conducted at Diglipur Veterinary Hospital wherein35 participants attended the training. Panchayat Samithi member of Diglipur graced the occasion and was very supportive to the farmers and assured the farmers to help in their venture. Dr. De intricately explained the pig rearing in an extensive system and put limelight on benefit of superior germplasms. Dr. Bala focused on approach to increase revenue by backyard poultry, then the day culminated with Dr. Bhojne Nagnath’s(SVO, Diglipur) deliberation on ways to use local resources and curbing the seasonal diseases in islands to amplify profit in livestock farming. However, before concluding each training programme the farmers were distributed with inputs like feed supplements and dewormers after explaining them the healthful and sanative uses of the inputs. As urged by the participants and SVOs, likewise programmes would be conducted at N&M Andaman similarly for welfare of the farmers in near future.

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