GUWAHATI, January 13: Assam Agricultural University (AAU), Faculty of Veteriry Science has organized the Silver Jubilee Symposium of tiol Academy of Agricultural Sciences (AS), New Delhi entitled “Technology Policy Integration for Pushing Livestock Sector Growth and Productivity” on January 13 and 14 at the semir hall of College of Veteriry Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khapara, Guwahati.
The programme began with iugural session by Dr. KM Bujarbaruah, Vice Chancellor, Assam Agricultural University in the presence of Dr RM Acharya, former Deputy Director General of ICAR.
According to press release, Dr. Bujarbaruah laid emphasis on the integration of available technologies with policies of the government agencies. The symposium is divided into seven technical sessions on various topics related to veteriry and animal husbandry.
Srivastava spoke on sustaible livestock sector in India, which is one of the fastest–growing sectors, contributing to 28.33 per cent to the agricultural GDP of the tion. He also emphasized the need of availability of quality feed and fodder since the country has a deficit of 11 per cent dry fodder and 33 per cent green fodder to feed the huge livestock population of the country. Even then India ranks first in milk production i.e., 138 million metric tonnes and per capita availability of milk is 296 g which is above the ICMR recommendation.
Dr. JM Kataria, director, Central Avian Research Institute, and Dr. RN Chatterjee, Director, Project Directorate, talked about the importance of poultry in India, which is one of the fastest growing industries at the rate of 6 per cent per annum.
Dr. SMK qvi, Director, Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, and Dr. SK Singh, principal scientist, Central Institute of Research on goats, spoke on the importance of sheep and goats in India.
It was followed by discussion on the importance of pigs, especially in the context of the people of the north–eastern region of the country by Dr. MP Yadav, former Director, Indian Veteriry Research Institute, and Dr. DK Sarma, Director, tiol Research Centre on Pigs, Rani. Dr. KM Bujarbaruah, Vice Chancellor, AAU and Dr A Chakraborty, ICAR Research Centre, Ranchi discussed the significance of integrated farming system.