The Agro & Rural Development Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) conducted a webinar on ‘Cownomics, why now?’ at VIA Hall on recently.
Eminent speakers were Dr Ashish Paturkar, Vice Chancellor of Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU) and Sunil Mansinghka, Coordinator - Govigyan Anusandhan Kendra Deolapar. Om Jajodia, Chairman of VIA Agro & Rural Development Forum gave the basic background the topic.
Highlighting that Goshalas will progress in a rapid pace with the support of the industries, Sunil Mansinghka informed the participants about the activities and achievements of Go-Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra which is dedicated to R&D on medicine, organic farming, renewable energy and rural development sector with firm foundation on “Panchgavya”. He also said that Gomutra is being sold at Rs 50 per liter, higher price than milk. He displayed and demonstrated many products which are useful for all and by Go-Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra, Deolapar.
Dr Ashish Paturkar explained about the significance of zero waste Indian farming system, role of joint families in rural economy, difference in the emotional existence of gaushalas and need for an industrial orientation of farmers.
Dr Anil Bhikane, Director of Extension, Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU); Shachi Mallick, Convenor of VIA Agro & Rural Development Forum; Project Coordinator, Dr Kirty Sirothia; and other were also present. Dr Kiran Gokhale, Member of the Forum, proposed the vote of thanks.