Animal Health Camp and Training Programmes Organized at TSP Villages

An animal health camp was organized on 21st December, 2018 under Tribal Sub-plan Scheme of ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack at Pitabari village of Kandhamal district. The animals were examined by Dr. R.K. Mohanta, member of TSP team and Dr. Sangram Keshari Sahu, local Veterinary Assistant Surgeon and assisted by Sri Nrusinghanath Das, livestock inspector and line of treatment suggested along with treatment of some cases. Out of 145 livestock presented, the most common problems were found to be ticks and internal parasites followed by diarrhea and low milk yield in lactating goats. The farmers were advised to do routine deworming and vaccination along with feeding of supplemental mineral-vitamin mixture to improve their body nutrient status and overall health.
A training programme on “Small-scale farming for livelihood and nutritional security” was conducted during 22nd December, 2018 for the farm families from Pitabari and Bandhasahi villages. About one hundred farmers, farmwomen and rural youth actively participated in this training programme. Dr. B. Mondal explained about the integration of crop and livestock rearing for ensuring livelihoods and nutritional security. Dr. B.S. Satapathy, discussed about method of vegetable cultivation in small lands and nutritional garden which will help in their livelihoods as well as nutritional security. Dr. R.K. Mohanta discussed about scientific livestock keeping technologies, role of nutrients for enhanced production and improving reproduction status of livestock. Dr. S.K. Sahu discussed about the schemes and facilities available by Government of Odisha and Sri Sankar Narayan Mohanty, representative from local NGO, SWATI motivated the participants and requested their active participation in the programmes and activities for ensuring overall growth of the village. The village leader, Sri Prasant Kanhar and his team as well as SWATI officials actively supported for successful conduction of the programmes.