Saturday, December 17, 2011

Junagadh Agricultural University – Panch Divas no International Training Programme

The Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) has organized a five-day 'International Training Programme on Co-operative Management'.

In Junagadh city, 9 South African (SA) participants have been receiving training on cooperative management at here.

JAU vice-chancellor N C Patel said that, “this training programme is part of the implementation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between JAU and University of Venda, SA, signed on December, 2010.”

"This is first such international training programme being organized by the university in the state. During the next five years, various training programmes will be conducted on co-operative management. Participants from local municipality, University of Venda and officials of agriculture department from SA have come for training,''

Makhavhu NT, (local economy development) agriculture manager, Vhembe district municipality, South Africa,

"In SA, there is only 12 per cent co-operative is success, while in India most of the co-operatives are successful, especially from Gujarat. We would like to learn the secrets of the success of co-operatives for rural upliftment and benefit of farmers.''

"The participants will be taken to field visits to places like Majewadi village milk co-operative; Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC), Gondal, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation, Anand, and AMUL Anand.''

Participants were also told about Krishi Mahotsav, which is being organized every year by state government.

"The officials are specifically interested about how to implement success model of co-operative in SA and bring the change in livelihood of people over there.''

Monday, December 12, 2011

Junagadh Museums

Let history catch up with you as you find yourself in the midst of a late 19th century 'darbar', resplendent with its grandeur as Nawab Rasoolkhanji III, his Vazir and his PA discuss state matters.

Actully There are total 4 types of museums in Junagadh Gujarat India.

Yes - Ayurvedic Museum, Science Museum, Darbar Hall Museum, Wild Museum

At very first want to talk about third one from above.

It opens from 9am-12pm and 3pm-6pm every day except Wednesday and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, houses prehistoric stone

and bone implements, 9th-century stone carvings and many bronzes, manuscripts, silverwork, glass crafts, woodcarvings, textiles and other

items from the history of the area.

It exhibits the era of the Babis of Junagadh, with lavish furniture, thrones, textiles, arms, portraits and photographs from the period.

Entry: Rs. 2/- for Indians and Rs. 50/- for foreigners.
The Museum charges Rs. 2/- per photograph (if you wish to take photographs).
Mobiles are to be switched off during your visit.

Apart from this, you can also find,

The tombs of the Babi Nawabs, including the first Nawab of Junagadh, who made the princely state independent from the Mughals in 1748,

have interesting designs, and though somewhat poorly maintained, are still worth seeing.

The Maqbaras from later in the Babi period, built over the grave of Nawab Mahabat Khan II.

The awe-inspiring architecture mixes Moorish, Hindu and European influences with an exquisite eye for detail.

The Maqbaras are not to be missed.

At 9th June 2003, a hi-tech sound-and-light show being planned at the Darbar Hall Museum, housed in the royal court of the erstwhile Babi rulers here, is all set to take visitors on a rare walk down memory lane — transporting them to a world of maharajas and their splendour.

Currently I am feeling really very unlucky because could not attend this Historical Event.

And thing I want to share that, after visiting Darbar Museum, If you are hungry then just walk few meters in "Janta Chowk" or ask to any local person near to "Darbar Hall", you will great source of "Sev Puri", "Danhi Puri", "Pani Puri", "Dhosa" with different varities, Idli Sambhar,

"Bhel", "Bhaji Pav" - all are really delicious dishes with very affordable prices.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Junagadh Agricultural University - plan Cattle Breeding Farm at Amreli

Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) is planning to set up a Bull Mother Farm to upgrade the Gir breed of cow and Jafrabadi breed of buffalo at Pratappura village in Amreli district which will rear high pedigree bulls and will supply doses of their semen across the Gujarat state and India.

Gujarat State Agriculture Minister Dilip Sanghani laid the foundation stone of the farm before few days ago.

The farm is expected to be operational within a year.

The project is under the state government.

The farm will come up on 30 hectares of land. The total project outlay is Rs 17.94 crore.

As per Latest Dr PU Gajbhiye Interviews, who is Reseach Scientist at Cattle Breeding Farm of JAU in Junagadh City said that,

“We will raise 200 cows and buffaloes each at the farm. High pedigree bulls will be identified from these herds and their semen doses will be supplied to cattle breeders and dairy farmers of the region for artificial insemination (AI).”

“Ideally, a bull can serve maximum three females per week. However, 1,000 doses of semen can be prepared AI from one-time semen fliching from a bull. This will help raise a high pedigree of milch animals.”

Both the breeds, native to Saurashtra region, are high yielding.

“A Gir cow yields seven to eight lit res of milk every day and the fat content is 4.5 per cent. On the other hand, a Jafrabadi buffalo gives eight to nine liters milk per day and the fat content is as high as 10 per cent to 12 per cent"

As per Latest Dr AJ Kachhia Interviews, who is director of state animal husbandry department said that, “The aim of the farm is to upgrade the two breeds by way of rearing high pedigree bulls and meet the demand for their semen in Gujarat and other states like Maharashtra, Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh etc.”

Minister Sanghani also said in a release on Wednesday that farmers and dairymen of the region would get benefit from the farm as milk productivity of their animal would go up with the upgradation in the breed.

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