“There is a need to make at least three Artificial Insemination (AI)s per day per AI worker so as to achieve 37 lakhs AI by 2020”, said Secretary Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Bishnupada Sethi.
Mr.Sethi said while addressing a workshop, “To Work out a Strategy to Cover 100 % Breedable Bovines under Artificial Insemination (AI)” held here today.
Welcoming all the participants, Mr.Sethi emphasised on the coverage of all cows under artificial insemination so as to enhance the milk production.
Devendra Chaudhary, Union Secretary of Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries of the Government of India on Wednesday inaugurated a workshop.
Commissioner (Animal Husbandry, DADF) Dr Honnapagol expressed happiness about participation of 550 AI technicians in the workshop. He advised them to convince the farmers about doing AI in their cows. He also suggested addressing the infertility problem in cows in field to minimise the loss to farmers.
Mr.Chaudhary congratulated Mr.Sethi for organising the workshop in a well planned manner. He appreciated the effort of the State Government for motivating the AI workers and to award them for achieving the highest AI in the State.
He advised the AI workers to provide public services so as to enhance the productivity of cows through AI. He expected that cow giving about two litres of milk per day can be enhanced to five litres through active support of field AI workers.
The Union Secretary interacted directly with the AI workers and wanted to explore the reasons for low coverage of AI in the State. Afterwards technical sessions were held. Dr. Susant Dash, Professor, ABG, OVC, gave a presentation on advantages of using indigenous germ-plasm in AI of cattle.
Senior officials from the Central Government like A. Nanda Kumar, Director, Cattle, Dr. Bhusan Tyagi, Assistant Commissioner; Dr. Pramod Kaushik, Assistant Commissioner; Dr. Pankaj Deori, Deputy Manager were also present during the workshop.
Around 550 field AI workers attended the workshop. Dr. KVK Patnaik, former CEO, OLRDS, gave a presentation on 100% breedable bovine coverage under AI. Dr. B. Tyagi, Assistant Commissioner discussed about Importance of AI in cattle.