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New technology in animal husbandry will increase farmers' income!
New Delhi: The government will insist on increasing the income of farmers with new technology in animal husbandry. Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh and Minister of State Sanjeev Balian said that 368 farmers, who sell their milk to Amul, are into animal husbandry in Zakaria village of Anand district in Gujarat.
70% of these farmers have less than one acre of land. The cattle dung of these farmers are put into a biogas plant. The finished gas is supplied to the homes and the bio slurry produced from biogas is sold at the rate of two per kg. This plant produces 22 tonnes of bio slurry on a daily basis.
He said that the central government is emphasizing on new technology in animal husbandry to increase the income of farmers. The government will also focus on conservation of indigenous breed cattle. He said that the tagging process on 28 million cattle has been completed. He said that a pilot project has been started in Anand district of Gujarat to promote zero budget farming and on the basis of success it will be replicated all over the state and then across the country. Minister of State Sanjeev Balyan said that Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is needed to promote investment and development in the region.
Source - Outlook Agriculture, 4 September 2019
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