From a Correspondent
DHUBRI, Dec 11: A three-day training on goat farming organized by tiol Livestock Mission and Dhubri District Veteriry department concluded on Sunday. Speaking in the training programme at the conference hall of Dhubri District Rural Development Agency , Dhubri District Development Commissioner Mahmood Hassan said that goat farming could play a pivotal role in uplifting economic status of the people living in char (sand bar) area of Dhubri district if the farming was carried in scientific way.
Addressing as the chief guest, Dhubri District Information and Public Relation Officer Bikash Sarma said that apart from being an ancient and traditiol domestic livestock in Indian culture, goat farming was also a profitable business. “I appeal you all to take this farming seriously and to adopt it for your socio-economic development, particularly for women,” Sarma added.
Dhubri District Veteriry Officer Dr Dinesh Chandra Gogoi while addressing the meeting, informed that as per census conducted in 2012, there were 4.44 lakh cows, 2.63 lakh goats and 1.16 lakh sheep in Dhubri district. Dhubri Subdivisiol Veteriry Officer Anowar Hussain Molla and District Officer of Panbari Sheep and Goat Farm, Uday Saha also addressed the meeting and conducted a three-day training programme as resource persons among the 30 persons, most of whom were women. The iugural meeting was presided over by a member of Dhubri district unit of tiol Livestock Mission, Farha Khatun.