Pashu Sakhis Lauded for Their Admirable Work

Training Coordinators and Heads of various departments of ICAR JSS KVK seen with the ‘Pashu Sakhis’ at the valedictory of the training program.

Suttur, June 24, 2024: The valedictory program of the six-day Third Module Training on integrated cattle management was successfully concluded at the JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Suttur. The event was jointly organized by ICAR JSS KVK, Suttur, in collaboration with the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Mysuru, and Sanjeevini – KSRLPS.

Dr. Nagaraju, Deputy Director of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, Mysuru, presided over the program. In his address, Dr. Nagaraju highlighted the commendable efforts of the Pashu Sakhis in enhancing the state’s daily milk production to 1 lakh litres. He attributed this success to timely drought precautionary measures and the distribution of crop seeds, which have resulted in an abundant fodder supply and increased milk production. Dr. Nagaraju praised the enthusiasm of Pashu Sakhis in distributing crop seeds and vaccinating cattle, which has significantly contributed to this year’s good milk yield. He encouraged the Pashu Sakhis to leverage the training provided at JSS KVK and disseminate the knowledge to other farmers.

Dr. Jnanesh B.N., Senior Scientist and Head of JSS KVK, Suttur, emphasized the role of programs like Pashu Sakhi in women empowerment. He stressed the importance of equipping Pashu Sakhis with the necessary skills to produce high-quality milk, which would not only earn them recognition but also substantially benefit farmers across the district.

Dr. Divya H.V., a Subject Expert, expressed her belief that such programs enable women to achieve social and financial independence. She urged the women farmers to continue their diligent work with the Department and extend their support to more farmers in the future.

The event saw participation from Dr. Mallikarjunswamy, Dr. Sharanabasava (Training Coordinator), Dr. Rakshiraj (Subject Expert, KVK), and more than 60 Pashu Sakhis. Their collective efforts and dedication were lauded, marking the program as a significant step towards sustainable agricultural development and women empowerment.