Ludhiana: Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana will organise Pashu Palan Mela on September 22 and 23.
Briefing about mela, Dr. AS Nanda, Vice Chancellor, GADVASU said that diversification is the core issue now-a-days in agriculture and we will aware and encourage farmers to adopt livestock on scientific lines through this mela. GADVASU is undertaking research to develop newer technologies in livestock. Krishi Vigyan Kendras and Regional Research Centers situated at different places of Punjab of Vet Varsity are also extending major services and inputs for enhancing the production from livestock he added.
Dr. Harish Kumar Verma, Director of Extension Education, GADVASU said that the varsity’s elite animals will be exhibited in the Pashu Palan Mela to motivate farmers to breed superior livestock by getting the improved germplasm from the University. Books on Dairy Farming, Pig Farming, Goat Farming and Package of Practices for Animal Husbandry and GADVASU Magazine ‘Vigyanak Pashu Palan’ will also be available to the farmers.
Different departments of the College of Veterinary Science, College of Dairy Science & Technology and College of Fisheries, KVKs, Regional Research & Training centers will arrange exhibitions to display the new techniques and practices for the benefit of the farmers. Various livestock associations being run under the guidance of university will also put up stalls. A large number of livestock farmers not only from the Punjab state but also from the adjoining states mostly Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal and J&K are expected to visit the mela.
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