Hindustan Zinc Organized Cattle Health Camps in Rajasthan under SAMADHAN Project


News Desk, News Nation 360 : Hindustan Zinc organised cattle health camps across 5 districts in Rajasthan throughout July on their quest to uplift communities around them. Through their flagship project, SAMADHAN, they are aiming to improve the income of farmers and livestock rearers through sustainable farm-based livelihood interventions. More than 35,800 cattle of over 3400 livestock owners including women farmers benefited from this drive. Dr Netrapal Singh, Joint Director, Animal Husbandry Dept at Chittorgarh. Appreciated the efforts of Hindustan Zinc in the field of livestock development, said that Hindustan Zinc has reached even the last frontier of the community to spread awareness regarding best practices in livestock development and animal welfare through these cattle health camps. Through this initiative, they have also worked on artificial insemination for breed improvement in livestock. With this project, Hindustan Zinc provides farmers with the right technical training and know-how to enhance their livelihood. The camp provided services for deworming, vaccination, artificial insemination (AI), and treatment for diseases related to monsoon season for livestock. SAMADHAN provides more than just cattle health camps and regular awareness sessions. They have designed a multi-prong approach that helped them reach out to more than 11, 500 families. They ensure the availability of fresh and high nutrition feed for cattle, providing 24/7 veterinarian services. Community Development at Hindustan Zinc includes the health and well-being of local communities and extends to their sources of livelihood – their farms and livestock. Through the SAMADHAN project, best scientific practices have been combined with technology along with inputs from domain experts to enhance the productivity of existing farm-based resources owned by 20000 farmers and livestock rearers. The cattle health camps ensure preventive and curative health, along with an increase in milk production capacity of cattle and breed improvement of livestock. The company aims to make India better and to achieve that goal they want to empower the backbone of their country with their resources and expertise at every step possible. Through the farm-based sustainable livelihood intervention, the organization has introduced sorted semen for female progeny in cows whose average milk production capacity is 1.5 times more as compared to average cows. Similarly, the organization has also introduced goat AI services.

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Report : Anustup Kundu