JMC organizes awareness program for dairy farmers

JMC Commissioner Avny Lavasa addressing farmers during an awareness program in Jammu.
JMC Commissioner Avny Lavasa addressing farmers during an awareness program in Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 13: Jammu Municipal Corporation today organized an awareness-cum-capacity building program at Rani Talab, Gurudwara, Digiana for dairy farmers operating within the Corporation limits, regarding environmental management of dairies and ‘goushalas’ as per the guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
The program was organized under the chairmanship of Commissioner JMC Avny Lavasa. M V O JMC Dr Sushil Kumar Sharma, Divisional Officer JKPCC Jammu Arshad Malik, Scientist/Nodal Officer, Dairies/SWM, JKPCC Anuradha Gupta and Representative of KVIC were present on the occasion. Around 50 dairy farmers participated in the program.
During the program, the dairy farmers were made aware regarding environmental management of waste generated in dairy farms and ‘goushalas’ by installing Bio Gas Plants, Vermi-Compost Units and adopting other scientific techniques for the proper disposal of cattle dung and urine. The dairy farms and ‘goushalas’ discharge the cattle dung along with waste water into the drains, leading to clogging, which ultimately reach to rivers and create water pollution. However, cattle dung, if effectively utilized, can be a resource of manure and energy.
The MVO JMC appraised that there are about 600 dairy units including those dairy units having animals for single sustenance and five ‘goushalas’ have been identified by the field staff of Veterinary wing of JMC, which are operating within JMC limits. He also informed that JMC has started the Online Dairy Registration process and those Dairy Units who fulfill the set norms and criteria shall be provisionally registered to further issue License/Registration under Section 324 of Municipal Corporation Act, 2000.
The JMC Commissioner advised the dairy farmers to adopt various scientific methods for proper disposal of waste generated in the dairies and ‘goushalas’ as advised in the guidelines issued by the CPCB, so that we can keep our city neat and clean.