Input distribution prog held

NAMSAI, 21 Feb: A total of 126 farmers participated in a two-day programmes on ‘Improving livelihood through dairy farming in the Northeast region’ and ‘Uplift of socioeconomic condition of tribal people through integrated livestock farming’, organized here by the Namsai KVK from 19-20 February.

Over the course of two days, KVK Head Dr Debasis Sasmal highlighted the different schemes launched by the government of India for uplifting the socioeconomic condition of the tribal people through integrated livestock in the NE region.

Joint Director Dr Homeswar Kalita stressed on “the importance of IFS for doubling the farmers’ income,” while West Bengal-based ICAR-NDRI’s principal scientist Dr TK Dutta spoke about improving rural livelihood through pig, goat and dairy farming in the region.

ICAR-NDRI (ERS) principal scientist Dr Anupam Chatterjee explained the importance of scientific management of livestock. He also dwelt on the importance of vaccination and preventive and control measures against swine fever and other seasonal diseases.

ICAR-NDRI (ERS) scientist Dr Asif Mohammad taught about the importance of clean milk production.

Thirty piglets, 2,000 poultry and 600 ducklings were distributed to 10, 26 and 22 farmers, respectively, along with feeds and veterinary medicines.