Vet Varsity will train 2000 Farmers through Skill Trainings
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Ludhiana has been awarded with the prestigious project of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) project in agriculture sector. It was under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana (PMKVY), a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, for providing training to 2000 dairy farmers on job role dairy farmer/ entrepreneur to farmers of the Punjab. This information was shared by Dr. HK Verma Director of Extension Education GADVASU. He informed that Vet Varsity organised 10 RPL trainings at GADVASU Ludhiana, Regional Research and Training Centre, (Talwara) and at village: Barsana, Jagraon and more than 300 farmers, have been trained till date.
Dr. HK Verma interacted with the trainees and enlightened them about the huge scope of dairy farming in India and particularly in Punjab. He encouraged trainees to adopt scientific ways of livestock rearing, which will help them in improving their economic status as well as livelihood security. He further informed that farmers who were interested in this training can get the RPL form, from the Directorate of Extension Education and submit it to the Directorate with relevant documents. These trainings would be organised at GADVASU, Ludhiana; RRTC, Talwara; KVKs in Mohali, Barnala and Tarn Taran. For further details, one can contact on 0161-2553364.
Under RPL Trainings basic information about dairy farming is provided to the trainees which covers various topics viz; breeds and their characteristics, common diseases of dairy animals and their management & prevention by adopting proper vaccination and de-worming practices, clean milk production, nutritional interventions and knowledge about various Information and communication tools & their uses in dairy farm management etc.. After the training, assessment of trainees by an independent agency was conducted on the third day, in which online evaluation was done by theoretical and practical viva of the trainees by the assessor. Certificates will be also awarded to trainees for this training by online system under the Skill India Mission.