Nascent concept of reaching farmers through “Pashu Palan Doot”-A positive step of Vet Varsity in 2020
The concept of “Pashu Palan Doot (PPD)” is a positive step of the extension wing of Vet varsity to move a step forward for reaching to the unreached farmers said Dr. H. K. Verma, Director Extension Education and this initiative will have a long bearing in the year 2020 for production of healthy livestock produce for society. Directorate of Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana started a nascent initiative to aware and reach the farming community of the Punjab and adjoining states about latest livestock related interventions, technologies, services, facilities and season related advisories through “Pashu Palan Doot (PPD)” for creating mass awareness to adopt newer innovations as well as practice scientific technologies in addition to availing other University inputs, services and facilities.
PPD are the farmers trained by GADVASU in different livestock fields for sharing the information and technologies to the fellow farmers about scientific livestock rearing and new happenings in the University. PPD have consented to pass the information on honorary basis to the farmers of their area for horizontal learning.University is continuously making efforts for Livestock farmers, farm women and rural youth to skill them in different areas of Dairy, Piggery, Goatry, Poultry, Fisheries and Value addition so that they can start their own venture and can gain maximum return from their livestock based enterprises. For the follow-up of these skill trainings, University braces them regularly and get feedback from the farming community.
University added another extension tool and initiated this concept for reaching the rural farming community via ICT (fastest communication means) through PPDs. Till now GADVASU has created three different “Pashu Palan Doot” groups in Goat, Pig and Dairy categories and trained 193 PPD from all the nook and corners of Punjab and nearby states for dissemination of useful information. In this way the Vet University can show its presence in the state although it has three KVKs (Barnala, Mohali and Tarn Taran) and three RRTCs (Tarn Taran, Hoshiarpur and Bathinda).