NE livestock farmers, veterinarians meet

Correspondent Umiam, Jul 4 | Publish Date: 7/5/2018 12:11:35 AM IST
 Livestock farmers and veterinarians from the northeastern states assembled here at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to understand the problems in animal husbandry and production with the ultimate goal of enhancing the income of the farmers and development in the Livestock sector in the region.
This is for the first time that Livestock Production Division of the ICAR and National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB), Hyderabad organized a program for the benefit of the farmers of the region.
The central idea of the workshop was to understand the recent burning and pending problems of farmers and veterinarians in the grass root level and understanding the scope of modern biotechnology in solving these problems.
The farmers who attended the programme were selected from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aspiration districts of all the North Eastern states. The Prime Minister’s aspiration district from Arunachal Pradesh is Namsai, from Manipur, Chandel from Meghalaya Ri- Bhoi from Mizoram, Mamit from Nagaland, Kiphire from Sikkim, West Sikkim and from Tripura, Dhalai.
Inaugurating the programme Director of Department of Biotechnology, Dr A. K. K Rawat, said that ICAR is the only institute which has direct interaction with the farmers and is in close proximity with them which makes ICAR unique in itself. He further emphasized on the maximum use of technology for the benefit of the farmers. He said that problems vary from region to region and the solution should be region specific and the motive should be prioritizing the farmers.
NIAB director Dr Subeer S. Majumdar briefed the importance of knowing the real issues of the farmers which needs to be attended seriously to facilitate their livelihood and income.
“The real issues of the farmers need to be sorted and the programme intends to solve the issues faced by the farmers at the grassroots level,” he said.
The technical session witnessed farmers’ scientist interaction in which the existing problems and issues in livestock rearing in the region were comprehensively and systematically discussed with livestock farmer and field veterinarians.

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