The Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension of this Institute is involved in various extension activities, farm advisory services and organising training to the farmes.
The Institute has selected villages Uruvaiyar, Melthirukhanzi, Keezh Agraharam, Nettapakkam, Karasur, Karikalambakkam, Kumbakkam, Andiyarpalayam (Uruvaiyar), Thoothipattu, Andiyarpalayam (Thavalakuppam) and Sanyasikuppam for organising various extension activities as part of imparting training to the students. The activities include laying fodder demonstration plots, organizing de-worming and vaccination campaigns, exhibitions, field days in these villages by the students and staff of this College for the benefits of the livestock owners. A total of 9.5 acres of land has been brought under the cultivation of Hybrid Napier in 13 villages benefiting 20 livestock owners.
The Project Directorate on Poultry at Hyderabad evolved a backyard poultry breed, VANARAJA that can be maintained at a low cost. Sixty Vanaraja birds obtained from the Project Directorate on Poultry, Hyderabad were distributed to eight beneficiaries in Uruvaiyar village to study their performance under field conditions. These birds on an average are yielding about 60 to 70 eggs per bird per year. These eggs are fetching higher price than the unfertile eggs available in the market.
The Institute is operating a farm advisory service to answer various queries received from the livestock owners on different aspects of livestock management in Pondicherry. In addition it will offer advice to entrepreneurs who wish to take up livestock rearing as an occupation in the villages of Pondicherry.
|Year||Project||Number of Farmers Trained|
|2004-08||Cattle & Poultry Rearing||1948|
|2016-17||Skill development training for dairy farmers ( Department of AH & AW, Puducherry )||28|
|2017-18||Skill development training for dairy farmers ( Labour department Puducherry )||25|
|Skill development training for dairy farmers ( PONLAIT, Puducherry )||33|
|Skill development training for dairy farmers ( FSPF, NABARD, Chennai )||179|