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Scientific management of dairy farming-cum-input distribution programme under STC

26 March 2024, New Delhi: ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Old Goa, Krishi Vigyan Kendra organized a 1-day training session on the ‘Scientific Management of Dairy farming-cum-Input distribution programme’ as part of the Scheduled Tribe Plan by the Govt of India.

Dr. Parveen Kumar, Director, ICAR-CCARI Goa, emphasised the importance of dairy in the rural economy and farming community and how it contributes to sustainable diets. He distributed dairy farming inputs to all the beneficiaries during the programme.

Dr. N. Bommayasamy, Senior Scientist and Head, briefed about the significance of hybrid napier fodder production, feed management, and its impact on animal health and breeding efficiency is elucidated by

Dr. Udharwar Sanjaykumar Vithalrao, SMS (Animal Science) delivered a lecture on scientific housing, feeding, breeding, and disease management of dairy animals. He showcased techniques for cultivating Azolla and the process of silage production, raising awareness regarding the utilization of mineral mixtures in the diet of dairy animals.

The program involved 20 beneficiaries from the Scheduled Tribe, consisting of 11 farmers and nine farm women.

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