Portal Launched To Connect Breeders And Farmers

Swarajya Staff

Nov 27, 2016, 11:28 AM | Updated 11:28 AM IST

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh
Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh

A portal aimed at connecting breeders and farmers was launched yesterday (26 November) to celebrate National Milk Day.

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh launched e-pashuhaat portal ( to mark the birth anniversary of Verghese Kurien, the Father of the White Revolution.

"For the first time in the world under the scheme National Mission on Bovine Productivity e-pashuhaat portal has been developed for connecting breeders and farmers regarding availability of bovine germplasm," Singh said.

The minister said, breeders and farmers can sell and purchase breeding stock through the portal.

"Information on all forms of germplasm including semen, embryos and live animals with all the agencies and stake holders in the country has been uploaded on the portal. “Through this portal, farmers will be aware about the availability of quality disease- free bovine germplasm with different agencies in the country. The portal will lead to propagation of high genetic merit germplasm," Singh said.

Singh also said that milk production recorded a growth of 6.28 per cent during 2014-15 and 2015-16, which is much higher than the growth rate of around 4 per cent in the previous years.

With inputs from IANS

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