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Itagar, Jan 27: Indian Council of Agricultural Research-tiol Research Centre on Yak, Dirang celebrated its foundation day recently. Addressing the celebration, Principal Scientist and in-charge Director, Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya highlighted the research achievements made by different scientists for the welfare of the Yak husbandry in India and also urged the institute staffs to work as a cohesive group for overall development of the institute. Earlier, he hoisted the institute flag at the start of the celebration.
A day-long training on scientific livestock magement of high altitude was conducted for the Yak rearers. A total of 30 Yak rearers from Lubrang, Mandala and Nyukmadung villages attended the programme.
Principal Scientist, Bhattacharya briefed the participants about the scope of livestock in the high altitude. The training was coordited by scientists Dr. Juwar Doley and Dr. Sourabh Deori, a press release informed. The training mainly focused on different diseases of high altitude animals and their magement, artificial insemition in livestock, summer stress magement of livestock, feeding and shelter magement, parasitic diseases etc.
Later a farmers-scientist interaction meet was held in which feed backs were taken from the participants. The farmers expressed their happiness and requested to conduct more such programmes in future. Basic amenities related to livestock farming were distributed among the Yak rearers under the Tribal Sub Plan of the institute, the release added.