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6116 farmers given advanced dairy farming training this year: Laljit Singh Bhullar

Chandigarh, (Gurpreet) In order to enable rural youth self-reliant through dairy occupation, Punjab Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar, , informed that around 6116 farmers have been given advanced dairy farming training this year under the Dairy Entrepreneurship Training Program, and the four-week long dairy entrepreneurship training program will be organised to impart technical skills to farmers aspiring to set up their own dairy farms from February 20 at nine dairy training & extension centers by the Dairy Development Department.

S. Laljit Singh Bhullar said that to make dairy farmers efficient dairy managers, this program will be started at Dairy Training and Extension Centers at Chitamali (district Ropar), Bija (district Ludhiana), Gill (district Moga), Phagwara (district Jalandhar), Abul Khurana (district Sri Muktsar Sahib), Verka (district Amritsar), Tarn Taran, Sardulgarh (district Mansa) and Sangrur, in which advanced training will be imparted to modernize existing dairy farming in a scientific manner.

The Cabinet Minister said that aspiring dairy farmer of age between 18 to 45 years and resident of rural area, who should have passed matric, having 10 dairy milch animals and land for green fodder cultivation, can appear for counselling on February 13, 2023 at the nearest dairy training and extension center with matric certificate, Aadhaar card and passport size photograph or contact concerned Deputy Director Dairy of their district. The prospectus can be obtained from the District Deputy Director Dairy Offices. He said that this program would impart training about the latest techniques of purchasing milch animals, their scientific keeping, feeding, breed improvement, artificial insemination, pregnancy check, year-round green fodder production, milk production, seasonal livestock diseases, domestic feed preparation and marketing etc.

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