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GADVASU to Organize 'Regional Agriculture and Pashu Palan Mela’ from 21st September 2019

KJ Staff
KJ Staff

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana will organize Regional Agriculture and Pashu Palan Mela from 21st to 23rd September 2019. 

Dr. AS Nanda, Vice Chancellor of GADVASU while briefing about mela said, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India through its Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare has allotted Northern region mela to GADVASU. The fair will bring together farmers, Universities, Institutions, Private companies, Line & Development Departments and other stakeholders from northern states that includes Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, UP and Rajasthan etc. During the mela, State Agriculture and Veterinary universities, ICAR Institutes of North India, will put up exhibition and share their technologies.

He said that we are promoting scientific & planned livestock rearing so the objective of the mela is 'Prosperity and Health through Better Livestock Production'.

Director of Extension Education of GADVASU Dr. Harish Kumar Verma said that as this is Regional Agriculture and Pashu Palan Mela, the institute from north India especially agriculture related organizations will display their technologies, knowledge through this fair and their experts or scientists will also interact with farmers. 

The varsity’s elite animals will also be exhibited to motivate farmers to breed superior livestock by getting the enhanced germplasm from the University. Two books on 'Artificial Insemination & 'Fish Farming' will be released in the mela for farmers. 

Dr Verma said that Mineral mixture, Uromin lick, Bye pass fat prepared by the university will also be sold at nominal rates.  The livestock farmers will also be provided testing facilities for nitrate poisoning of fodders, mastitis testing, testing of faeces, mucous, milk and feed samples. Farmers can bring the samples of blood, faeces, urine and skin scrapings to get them tested. The testing facility will be free during Mela days. Brucellosis testing in animals as well as human beings will also be done. A milk testing kit will also be on sale for checking 5 common adulterants like sugar, starch, urea, neutralizer and hydrogen peroxide.

Separate stall will be put up to deal with the farm women's queries as well as famers for various training programmes related with livestock, poultry and fisheries sector.

Different departments of the College of Veterinary Science, College of Dairy Science and College of Fisheries and College of Animal Biotechnology will arrange exhibitions to display the new techniques and practices for the benefit of the farmers. All the developmental organizations of the state including Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Department of Fishery; Cooperative organization viz Milkfed and Markfed will put up stalls in the exhibition. A large number of livestock farmers not only from the Punjab but also from the adjoining states are expected to visit the mela. 

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