Livestock Producers Invited Nominations for Chief Minister’s Award
GADVASU, Ludhiana invites applications from farmers involved in cattle breeding, poultry farming and value addition of livestock products by August 2, 2022.
After a gap of more than 2.5 years, Pashu Palan Mela of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana can be conducted in physical mode in September.
The university will confer Chief Minister’s Award in the field of breeding on this occasion. Extension Education Directorate, GADVASU, Ludhiana invites applications from farmers involved in cattle breeding, poultry farming and value addition of livestock products by 2n/a August 2022.
Dr. Parkash Singh Brar, Director of Extension Education, GADVASU revealed that the University awards Chief Minister’s Awards in 7 categories including Cattle, Buffalo, Goats, Pigs, Poultry and fish farming and the added value of livestock products. These awards have been funded by the Chief Minister to boost the livestock sector in the state and will consist of a cash prize as well as a citation. This year, during the Pashu Palan Mela in September 2022, awards in three categories, namely Cattle Husbandry, Poultry Husbandry and Value Added Livestock Products, would be given to farmers. The other four prizes will be awarded in March 2023 Pashu Palan Mela.
How to register?
Dr. Brar informed that application forms can be obtained from Directorate of Extension Education, GADVASU, Ludhiana, and from all Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) in different districts, or can be downloaded directly from the university website ‘www.gadvasu.in The completed application form together with the prescribed fee should be delivered to the Directorate of Extension Office, GADVASU on any working day.
Applicant farmers will be shortlisted for the awards based on the information provided in the application form. Additionally, a team of university experts will visit the shortlisted farms to do an on-site evaluation and the winners will be declared by the committee.
The Chief Minister’s Awards will act as a source of inspiration for young unemployed people to start their own breeding businesses and thereby bring healthy competition among farmers to adopt breeding on modern scientific lines and also to improve their productivity and profitability. which will contribute to the diversification of agriculture with livestock enterprises, added Dr. Brar.
First published: June 30, 2022, 02:39 IST
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