“To empower women through animal husbandry and make them a part of the initiatives to increase the income of farmers, he said the university has decided to offer training to women at no cost.”
Mathura, 2017.04.13 (OI): The Deen Dayal Veterinary University in Mathura will organise an interactive session between scientists and farmers on dairy farming starting on April 15.
Uttar Pradesh Minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary will inaugurate the session, University officials said.
It is a novel step for “enhancing the income” of farmers to the extent that it becomes double in the next five years, a dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the University’s Vice Chancellor Prof. K M L Pathak said.
“The interactive session will strees the upkeep of good breeds of milk-giving animals and their health care, and the making of milk products like paneer, ghee and khowa,” he said.
Farmers will also be encouraged to produce sustainable hygienic milk and grow their own green fodder, Pathak said.
To empower women through animal husbandry and make them a part of the initiatives to increase the income of farmers, he said the university has decided to offer training to women at no cost.
It would be a regular feature in which they would be encouraged to create groups, as teamwork would facilitate their getting loans from the bank, Pathak said.
He said the University has made a nucleus herd of 100 Sahiwal cows since it decided to prepare high yielding heifers. Some of these special cows may be given to farmers as well.
It has also been decided to set up a semen bank in the university to empower indigenous cows through conservation and propagation, Pathak stated.
In the meantime, the university will use selective breeding to strenghthen the herd.
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