Srinagar : National-level Experts and office bearers of the Society of Animal Physiologists of India (SAPI) called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan, on Thursday.
The experts including Dr M L Madan and Dr SK Rastogi President SAPI along with Prof. Nazir A. Ganai, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Kashmir discussed with the Lt Governor the future of livestock farming and its role in providing livelihood to small & marginal farmers. The experts also discussed scope to improve livestock sector and make it more sustainable.
The Lt Governor asked the visiting experts to work with the university to develop advanced technological tools for livestock farming to make it more efficient, resilient, sustainable and profitable to the farmers. The Lt Governor also observed that innovative techniques should be adopted to minimize the input cost and increase output for the farmers. He also said that livestock farming is one of the fastest-growing agricultural sub-sectors and we need enhanced collaborative approach in research and technology adoption to protect animal health and fodder management.
The Lt Governor also shared the key initiatives of the J&K Government for the holistic development of agriculture & allied sectors and empowerment of the farmers, women and other stakeholders associated with the livestock sector.
VC SKUAST also presented the Lt Governor the project report on Tulip bulb production and publications by SKUAST-K on Stem Cell Therapy and Technology driven livestock farming.
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