18th September, 2021, Patna
The ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar organized a National Webinar on “Scientific Goat Farming: From the Livelihood to Financial Security for the Farmers” today.
In his inaugural address, the Chief Guest, Dr Devendra Swarup, Former Director, ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh shared his experiences about the goat farming and success stories of some goat farmers.
The Guest of Honor, Dr. B. Rai, Director, ICAR-CIRG, Makhdoom briefed about the various programmes and research activities carried out by the Institute.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr. Ujjwal Kumar, Director, ICAR-RCER, Patna outlined the current scenario of Goat sector in the country. He also highlighted the demand and supply gap in the Goat sector.
Dr. Ashok Kumar, Principal scientist, ICAR-CIRG, Makhdoom and Dr. Rajesh Katoch, Dean (Students’ Welfare), Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science & Technology, Jammu & Kashmir marked their presence as the Guest Speakers during the occasion.
The Webinar was aimed at creating awareness and updating the knowledge of Researchers, Academician, Field Veterinarians, Entrepreneurs, Extension Workers, Students and other Stakeholders on the prospects of scientific goat farming, entrepreneurship development and parasitic disease control.
More than 270 participants from across the country participated in the Webinar.
(Source: ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, Patna, Bihar)