Animal husbandry and livestock is highly potential sector contributing a lot in state economy, especially of rural economy. The potential of crop production depends upon huge investment and weather and meteorological conditions. Comparatively animal husbandry and livestock is more stable and requires lesser investments. Livestock have proved to be life savior in many distress conditions, especially in case of drought. Animal husbandry has a great potential for rural self-employment at lowest possible investment per unit. Therefore, livestock development is a critical pathway to rural prosperity.
Every year Government runs various schemes/programs for the benefit of the animal husbandry and livestock. However, lack of knowledge and awareness of the schemes/programs has resulted in slower growth of this sector. The poor infrastructure and animal care contributed towards the low quality & quantity of output. Navyug Vikas & Anusandhan Sansthan with the financial assistance of Animal Husbandry Department has organized various training and awareness camps in total 6 blocks covering almost 40 villages of the Bikaner District. The following are the highlights of the training and awareness camps in 2013-14:
Dairy farming being one of the important Basic occupations of Farmer's of Bikaner. To improve the productivity of dairy, govt. has launched a no. of beneficiary's schemes & project. These schemes are being implemented through animal Husbandry department NABARD and other institutions.
Lack of knowledge of such programs and schemes had always put the pace of all round agricultural development, aside and plays a vital role in widening the gap between researcher and farmers.
|Main agendas of camp|
|Agenda 01:||train the selected PASU PALAK to convert simple Roughages/fodder into nutritive fodder.|
|Agenda 02:||Schemes and Projects for small & marginal PASU PALAK.|
|Agenda 03:||slide presentation of improved Breeds of Cattle, Sheep & goats.|
|Agenda 04:||Importance of A.I. (Artificial Insemination) & disease control & prevention.|
|Agenda05:||ATMA awareness program|
With a view to minimize long such gaps NYVAS organize a month long campaign to make a strong team of Trained and aware dairy through training cum awareness camp at village level. Name and no of villages can be seen in the table below during the 2 days of camp duration a number of activities were organized various activities and programs implemented during the 2 days camp can be seen in adjoining table.