Awareness-cum-Training Programme on Indigenous Livestock Resources
Awareness-cum-Training Programme on Indigenous Livestock Resources

9th- 11th April 2024, Meghalaya

ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, West Garo Hills conducted a 3-day awareness-cum-training programme on ‘Conservation and management of Indigenous Livestock Resources’ at the KVK campus from 9th -11th April 2024 under Network Project on Animal Genetic Resources, ICAR, RC for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya and funded by ICAR-National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Karnal, Haryana. The programme was conducted to create awareness among farmers to conserve the indigenous breeds of livestock and poultry available in the Garo Hills of Meghalaya.

Awareness-cum-Training Programme on Indigenous Livestock Resources  Awareness-cum-Training Programme on Indigenous Livestock Resources

The Chief Guest Dr. Eljitha, A.H. Veterinary Officer, Babadam Veterinary Dyspensary, WGH delivered lectures on conservation and management of indigenous pigs and cattle.

Dr. Sagarika Borah, STO, ICAR-KVK briefed the importance of the conservation of indigenous resources for socioeconomic and cultural value. She emphasized registering more indigenous animals like goats, pigs, cattle and chickens available in Garo Hills.  

Till now more than 220 indigenous breeds are registered with ICAR-NBAGR, Karnal, Haryana including 53 cattle, 20 buffalo, 39 goats, 45 sheep, 8 r horses & ponies, 9 camel, 14 pig, 3 donkeys, 3 dogs, 1 yak, 20 chicken, 3 duck, 1 geese and 1 synthetic cattle. One indigenous pig called ‘Wak Chambil’, in Garo Hills was registered in 2022.

More than 40 farmers and farm women from West Garo Hills district participated in the programme.

(Source: ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, West Garo Hills, Meghalaya)

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