Assam: Purabi dairy’s project of AI yielding positive results
THE WEST ASSAM MILK PRODUCERS’ CO-OPERATIVE UNION LIMITED (WAMUL) initiative to start pilot project in Morigaon and Nagaon districts of Assam is yielding positive results.
The pilot project was initiated by collecting high quality semen for artificial insemination (AI) from Sabarmati Ashram Gosala in Gujarat.
Notably, altogether 66,876 cross-bred calves were born under the project till date following successful implementation of the doorstep AI delivery project in both the districts of Assam. This is expected to certainly boost the milk production in the State.
To create awareness among the masses about the doorstep AI delivery project and to demonstrate the milk producers about the benefits of adopting AI for improving milk productivity, the WAMUL - popular by its brand name 'Purabi', organized a calf rally where hundreds of calf born out of the project were showcased in Morigaon.
Dr. Omveer Singh, Managing Director, NDDB Dairy Services while addressing the milk producers of the district exuded confidence of heralding a white revolution in Assam in near future. Stating that adoption of high quality breed of calves is a must to make the state self-sufficient in milk production, Dr. Singh further added that this project will also help the State Government to solve the unemployment problem of Assam to a large extent. WAMUL procures milk from nearly 200 village-based milk producer institutions and dairy cooperative societies in the districts of Kamrup, Morigaon, Nagaon, Barpeta and Nalbari covering around 10,000 dairy farmers.