Krishi Vigyan Kendra, GADVASU, Booh, Tarn Taran organized a vocational training programme on ‘Integrated Goat and Fish Farming’ from 09.10.2017 – 13.10.2017 at its Campus. Thirteen farmers belonging to different villages of Distt. Tarn Taran has been participated in the training course. Scientific knowledge on various aspects of goat farming as well as fish farming was devised in this training for skill development and self entrepreneurship of farmers for economic upliftment.
Speaking on the inaugural session of the training programme, Deputy Director (Training) and Course Director, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, stressed upon the development of skill of the rural population of the Tarn Taran. Vocational trainings help farmers, farm women, and rural youth in developing the agricultural entrepreneurship through livestock diversification. Dr. Balwinder Kumar also highlighted various facilities developed and provided by GADVASU and KVK.
Course Coordinators, Dr Shashi Pal and Dr Bhanu Prakash. Ch highlighted the lectures from different experts. The topics covered in the training course by course coordinators, faculties of KVK and experts faculty members from college of veterinary sciences and college of fisheries of Guru Angad dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana include preparation/construction of goat shed, different species of goats, fodder/feed management for goats, marketing of goats, value addition of goat products, construction of fish pond, different fish species suitable for culture, fish feeding and harvesting, problems and solutions in fish farming along with integration of goat and fish farming, etc. On the fourth day of training along with all the trainees visited goat farm of Mr. Baljinder Sing who is rearing > 200 goats of beetle variety at kulla village near to Sutlej river bank, Tehsil Patti, District Tarn Taran.
Dr Shashi Pal and Dr Bhanu Prakash. Ch, (Course Coordinators) proposed the vote of thanks at the valedictory function and thanked the trainees and visiting guest and faculty for the efforts to make this training programme a success.