Thursday, March 24, 2011

Vet varsity V-C will Head working group Animal Husbandry and Dairying

Ludhiana 24-Mar-2011

Dr. VK Taneja, vice-chancellor of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) Ludhiana, will deliver a pivotal role in framing the Animal Husbandry and Dairying Policy of India for the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17).

The Planning Commission of India has nominated Dr. Taneja chairman of the working group on animal husbandry and dairying, which would frame the policies, programmes, etc for promotion of dairy and animal husbandry.

Dr. Taneja would head a team of 22 noted veterinarians comprising Dr.KML Pathak, DDG (ICAR),Dr.KM bujarbaruah VC Assam Agri.Uni. Dr.AK Srivastava ,Director NDRI Karnal and some promising professionals.

Dr. Taneja said that a collective effort would be initiated to draw up the new policies. We would try to review the efficacy of the ongoing delivery mechanism in dissemination of technology and in providing relevant information to the farmer taking into cognizance presence of organizations like ICAR, State Agricultural Universities, Agriculture technology management Agency (ATMA) , KVK's and other research organizations, and to recommend improved model of extension by taking into consideration new methods like Mahotsav and use of IT. It will evolve a policy that would not only increase production but also benefit the farmer."

He said the Planning Commission wanted to rationalise the number of ongoing schemes and also modify those to increase the production of milk, egg and meat in the country.

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