Ganji Manisha, R.S. Suman, and B.P. Singh
ICAR - Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly- 243122 (Uttar Pradesh)
An exploratory study was conducted on profile characteristics of woman veterinary surgeons of Telangana state of India during 2020-2021. Being a veterinarian and serving as a bridge between the government and livestock farmers at the field level is a very difficult responsibility. It is indescribable, how difficult the task to a woman, who must balance both, the family as a caretaker and the job responsibilities equally and effectively. Also there is a need for women veterinarians in the field as the women farmers feel free to approach them than men veterinarians. So, 182 respondents were selected from a total of 230 for the study throughout all districts of Telangana state. Out of them, the majority were young aged veterinary assistant surgeons, living in a small family nearer to their work area, holding B.V.Sc. & A.H. as their highest degree. Most of them were maintaining a good communication network and were enjoying a healthy and safe environment within the organization. But received very few trainings, had less interaction with ICTs, and had less knowledge about pertinent institutions and organizations other than the state animal husbandry department. Many respondents had good commitment, and passion to serve livestock farmers, with a medium level of workload, having medium level infrastructure and facilities, and less manpower under them. The results conclude that the State Department of Animal Husbandry, Telangana has more women than earlier. And they were performing duties with enough confidence and commitment. But, lack interest in updating their knowledge and skills, not availing training.