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Applications Invited from Livestock Farmers for Chief Minister’s Award

GADVASU, Ludhiana is inviting applications from farmers involved in Cattle Farming, Poultry Farming, and Value Addition of Livestock Produce by 2nd August 2022.

Abha Toppo
GADVASU
Chief Minister’s Awards will act as a source of inspiration for unemployed youth for starting their own livestock enterprises

After a gap of more than 2.5 years, Pashu Palan Mela of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana may be conducted in a physical mode in September.

The university will confer Chief Minister's Awards in the field of livestock farming during this occasion. The Directorate of Extension Education, GADVASU, Ludhiana is inviting applications from farmers involved in Cattle Farming, Poultry Farming, and Value Addition of Livestock Produce by 2nd August 2022.

Dr. Parkash Singh Brar, Director of Extension Education, GADVASU revealed that the University confers Chief Minister Awards in 7 categories including cattle, buffalo, goat, pig, poultry, and fish farming and value addition of livestock produce. These awards have been funded by the Chief Minister to boost the livestock sector in the state and will consist of a cash prize as well as a citation. This year during the September 2022 Pashu Palan Mela, awards in three categories namely cattle farming, poultry farming and value addition of livestock produce would be given to farmers.  The rest four awards will be conferred in March 2023 Pashu Palan Mela.

How to apply?

Dr. Brar informed that the application forms can be obtained from the Directorate of Extension Education, GADVASU, Ludhiana, and from all Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) in different districts, or can be directly downloaded from the university website ‘www.gadvasu.in’ The properly filled application form along with a  prescribed fee must be deposited to the Directorate of Extension Office, GADVASU on any working day.

The contesting farmers will be shortlisted for the awards based on the information given in the application form. Further, a team of experts of the varsity will visit the shortlisted farms for making on the spot assessment and winners will be declared by the committee. 

The Chief Minister’s Awards will act as a source of inspiration for the unemployed youth for starting their own livestock enterprises and as well as it will bring healthy competition among the farmers to adopt the livestock farming on modern scientific lines and also to improve their productivity and profitability which will help in the diversification of agriculture with livestock enterprises, Dr Brar added.

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