KVK imparted training on Principle and Practices for disease management in livestock

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Diglipur, Oct 23: ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (CIARI), North & Middle Andaman organised a three days training programme on “Principle and Practices for disease management in livestock” for farmers and farmwomen at Community Hall, Gram Panchayat Shibpur from 16/10/17 to 18/10/17. The programme was inaugurated in the presence of Up-Pradhan, Sarpanch, PRI-Member, and KVK officials. In his inaugural address, Up-Pradhan expressed his gratitude towards KVK for organisation of such a useful programme and motivated the farmers to adopt innovative Animal husbandry practices to double their income.
Mr. Laxman Das asked the farmers to remain in touch with KVK for information on latest technical developments in the field of Agriculture and allied sectors. In the three days training programme, Er. Manoj kumar highlighted the importance of disease management in livestock. Dr.ShardulVikramlal, SMS (Animal Science)/ Course Coordinator discussed on the various issues related to health of livestock. He told that one of the major causes for loss of livestock production in the island seems to be the deficiency of mineral, which can be solved by supplementation of chellated mineral mixture in the ration of livestock. He said that like humans, the animal also need clean water and feed for their healthy life. He also emphasized the need for production of clean milk and meat to improve the shelf life of animal products and to gain consumer acceptance for animal products.
He also discussed on the various methods for control and management of diseases in livestock. In this programme, Mr. Ravish Kataria also showcased a film show on “Azolla Cultivation” for farmers. In the valedictory function, Sarpanch praised the KVK for creating awareness on scientific animal husbandry practices for control and management of diseases in livestock. He requested the officials of KVK to organise more such programmes in the coming days for the benefit of farmers. A total of 46 farmers and farmwomen participated and benefitted from this programme.This programme was conducted under the supervision and guidance of Dr.Shailesh Kumar, Senior scientist & Head (I/c), ICAR-KVK and Dr. A. Kundu, Director, ICAR-CIARI.

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