Study on Extent of Knowledge of Dairy Farmers Regarding Improved Animal Husbandry Practices under VRCs Programme

P.M. Bhatt


MOU was made between ISRO-AAU-KNNA (Kutch Nav Nirman Abhiyan-SEWA- Self Employment for Women Association for the purposes to set up a number of VRCs in association with ISRO which are envisaged as the single window delivery mechanism for a variety of space based services such as: Tele-education, Tele-medicine, interactive advisories on agriculture, livestock management, fisheries and water management in different parts of Gujarat for farmers, farm women and rural youth. Sardar Smruti Kendra, AAU, Anand, Gujarat is working as an expert node, whereas VRCs acts as student nodes. In order to know the extent of knowledge of Dairy farmers regarding improved Animal Husbandry practices under VRCs Programme, present study was carried out during the year 2010-2011, the 72 farmers who availed training at various VRCs center through video-conference programmes were randomly selected as respondents. Majority of the dairy farmers possessed knowledge regarding average period of gestations in buffalo/cow and Artificial Insemination, importance to clean the udder before milking and symptoms of a buffalo/ cow being in heat/estrus.

Keyword: VRCs -Village resource centres, KNNA- Kutch Nav Nirman Abhiyan; SEWA -Self Employment for Women Association

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