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BackHealth Camp and Farmers Scientist Interactive Meet organised under Malpura Project (MSSP) at Soda Village on 23.09.2018

On 23.09.2018, health camp was conducted at the Soda Village, where several farmers brought their sick animals and obtained the required treatment. On this occasion, nearly 1423 animals were treated that included mainly sheep and goat. Nearly 111 farmers brought their animals on this occasion.

Most of the cases were related to footrot, pneumonia, maggot wound, reproductive failure and tick infestation. Farmers gathered at the place and interacted with the scientific staff on the venue. TheFarmers-Scientists Interactive meet was conducted with farmersand the Scientific staff of ICAR-CSWRI Avikanagar in the open ground of Veterinary Hospital Soda village. The Sarpanch of the village Miss. ChhaviRajavat was present on the occasion along with many villagers. Director of the Institute Dr. Arun Kumar briefed about the Institute objectives, activities and importance of health and cleanliness to the farmers. Director CSWRI also invited all the farmers along with their family members for the Kisan Mela that is due to be held on 29.09.2018 at Avikanagar. This Mela will bring more than 50 research and extension organisations together at one place and farmers will be benefitted extensively. Dr. A. Sahoo (Head AN) and Dr.Raghvendra Singh (Head APB) along with the scientific and technical staff of CSWRI Avikanagar were present on the occasion.

Swachh Bharat mission activities of ICAR-CSWRI Avikanagar were also highlighted on this occasion and importance of the same was conveyed to each farmer personally.

Currently, Malpura project has nearly 40 registered flocks in the field in 21 villages that covers 2875 animals which are ear tagged or tattooed for scientific data recording. Improved rams of Malpura breed are supplied to the farmers registered under the project for further improvement of the field flocks. Data on all the production, reproduction and disease aspects are collected and analysed for research purpose.