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ICAR- Shri Siddhagiri Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kolhapur, Maharashtra organised an Agriculture Exhibition on Indigenous Cow (Khillar & Kokan Gidd Breed) from 7th-9th March 2024.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. Machhindara Shinde, District Deputy Commissioner, Animal Husbandry, Kolhapur. He stressed developing quality breed lines for self-sufficiency in milk production and utilization of different farmers’ welfare schemes for the animal husbandry sector.

Shri. P.P. Adrushya Kadsiddheshwar Swami, Chairman, Shri Siddhagiri-KVK, Kolhapur, emphasised farmers’ transformation into dynamic entrepreneurs, transcending the conventional role of mere cultivators. Swami Ji, highlighted the importance of fostering a connection between a greater number of farmers and the production of value-added products derived from cow urine and dung. He urged the establishment of Farmer Producer Organizations to enhance market connectivity.

Dr. Ravindra Singh, Head, Shri Siddhagiri-KVK, Kolhapur urged the farmers to establish indigenous cow-based goshala and dairy units with the technical help of KVK. He also stresses on specialized marketing strategies for the sustenance of the indigenous cow-based dairy units.

About 150 Khillar & Kokan Gidd Breed breeds were exhibited and prizes for best cow under different categories were also rewarded.

 A total of 18810 farmers and farm women visited during the program.

(Source: ICAR-Shri Siddhagiri Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kolhapur, Maharashtra)

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