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Vocational Training Programme on ‘Integrated fish and pig farming' from 23.10.2017 to 27.10.2017

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, GADVASU, Booh, Tarn Taran organized a vocational training programme on ‘Integrated Fish and Pig Farming’ from 23.10.2017 to 27.10.2017 at its Campus. Twenty (20) farmers belonging to different villages of Distt. Tarn Taran has been participated in the training course. Scientific knowledge on various aspects of fish farming as well as pig 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. Further he also highlighted various facilities developed and provided by GADVASU and KVK.

Course Coordinators, Dr Bhanu Prakash. Ch and Dr Shashi Pal 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 pig shed, different species of pigs, feed management for pigs, marketing of pigs, value addition of meat 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 pig and fish farming, etc.  Invited Progressive farmer Mr. S.S. Dhaliwal; IDBI DGM and bank manager to express their views about integrated farming systems and available schemes and subsidies from bankers to initiate different farming systems.  On the fourth day of training along with all the trainees visited pig farm of Mr. Hardeep Singh and Tarsem Singh who is rearing > 150 pigs of middle white yorkshire variety at Sarhali village, District Tarn Taran meanwhile created awareness to trainees about farmers field school where already existed in the same farm. On the fifth day of training along with all the trainees visited fish farm of Mr. Balwanth Singh who is doing composite fish farming in 4.5 acres at Marhi kamboke village, District Tarn Taran. Trainees interacted with them in enthusiastic manner on integration systems of fish and pig farming.

Dr Bhanu Prakash. Ch (Course Coordinator) proposed the vote of thanks at the valedictory function and thanked the trainees and visiting guests and faculty for the efforts to make this training programme a success.

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