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GADVASU Holds Collaborative Online Training Programme

Livestock-based enterprises can be very helpful in generating self-employment opportunities for rural youth. GADVASU is working in close association with all the stakeholders for promoting livestock farming in Punjab.

Shivam Dwivedi
Online Training Programme on “Imparting Skill among Youth for Scientific Rearing of Livestock”
Online Training Programme on “Imparting Skill among Youth for Scientific Rearing of Livestock”

Directorate of Extension Education, GADVASU and National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, (MANAGE), Hyderabad organized a collaborative online training programme on “Imparting Skill among Youth for Scientific Rearing of Livestock” for extension functionaries of state departments of animal husbandry, scientists and SMS of ICAR institutes and State Agricultural/Veterinary Universities.

Dr. Parkash Singh Brar, Director of Extension Education pointed to the importance of scientific practices in the management of livestock for increasing the income of the farming community.

He said that livestock-based enterprises can be very helpful in generating self-employment opportunities for rural youth. GADVASU is working in close association with all the stakeholders for promoting livestock farming in Punjab.

Dr. Brar and Dr. Shahaji Phand, Assistant Director (Allied Extension) & Incharge head of the Center for Extension in Agricultural Allied Sectors released a compendium of lectures during the inaugural session.

The coordinators of the training programme, Dr. Jaswinder Singh and Dr. Arunbeer Singh added that the training programme was organized in collaboration with the National Institute of Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad.

A total of 62 students, researchers and professionals from all over India registered for the course. Experts from different departments of the university delivered lectures to sensitize the participants regarding different skills needed for building a successful enterprise in dairy farming, goat farming, pig farming, value addition and animal nutrition.

Dr. Brar interacted with the participants and shared the approach adopted by the university to promote livestock farming in the state.

The university is supporting a pluralistic extension model for reaching out to farmers all over the state. He urged the participants to motivate youngsters to learn the intricate details of livestock farming before starting any venture.

About GADVASU

GADVASU is an Indian veterinary university located in Ludhiana, Punjab. It was founded on August 9, 2005, as part of Punjab Agricultural University, to assist society by boosting livestock productivity, health, and disease prevention via integrated teaching and extension initiatives.

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