PUNJAB TO IMPART FREE DAIRY TRAINING TO SC FARMERS, SAYS GURMEET SINGH KHUDIAN
In order to increase the income sources of Scheduled Castes (SC) farmers and give them opportunity to adopt dairy farming, Chief Minister S Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government has decided to impart free dairy farming training to SC Candidates.
Disclosing this here today, Punjab Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Department Minister Mr. Gurmeet Singh Khudian said that Punjab Dairy Development Board will impart free dairy training to SC Dairy Farmers, besides providing them a stipend of Rs. 350 per day during the training.
During the training, he said that candidates would be trained in purchase & care of milch animals, breed improvement, making products from the milk, seasonal diseases in animals, cattle feed preparation at home, growing green fodder throughout the year etc.
Mr Gurmeet Singh Khudian said that the training will be conducted at nine training centers situated at Chatamli (Rupnagar), Bija (Ludhiana), Phagwara (Kapurthala), Sardulgarh (Mansa), Verka (Amritsar), Gill (Moga), Abul Khurana (Sri Muktsar Sahib), Tarn Taran and Sangrur. The training will be imparted in three batches under this scheme. First Batch has been scheduled from July 24 to August 4, 2023 and counseling for the same will be held on July 17. The second batch will be organised from September 25 to October 6, 2023 and counseling will be held on September 18 and the third Batch will be held from November 28 to December 8, 2023 and counseling will be on November 20.
Divulging about the eligibility criteria, the Cabinet Minister said that candidates aged between 18-50 years (male and married female) can apply for the training and they must be 5th pass, besides belonging to rural areas. One day exposure visit and training kit will also be provided to them.
He asked the eligible beneficiaries to contact their nearest Office of Deputy Director Dairy Development. For further any enquiry, aspiring candidates can contact Dairy Development Department, Punjab at phone no. 0172-5027285.