Smart livestock village inaugurated in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI Activity of 'Smart Livestock Village' has

been inaugurated in a village of the district formally for the first time in

the country yesterday aimed at reaching all sorts of livestock services to

each of the villagers in package system.

This was launched at Chandpur village under Mougachhi Union Parishad of

Mohanpur Upazila on behalf of the Department of Livestock Services (DLS) to

mark the Mujib Barsha- birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Livestock and poultry farming demonstration and projection, biogas

plant, demonstration of organic fertilizer generation through compost method

and vermin-compost, stage system goat rearing and poultry birds rearing

through organic method are the salient features of the smart livestock

village.

Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Kazi

Washi Uddin and Divisional Deputy Director of DLS Kolyan Kumar Fouzder

attended and addressed the programme as chief and special guests respectively

with Upazila Nirbahi Officer Sanwar Hossain in the chair.

District Livestock Officers Dr Humayun Kabir, Dr Al Mamun Mondal and Dr

Mustafizur Rahman, Assistant Director (Animal Production) Dr Ismail Haque and

Union Parishad Chairman Al Amin Biswash also spoke on the occasion.

Detailing the aspects of the village Kolyan Kumar Fouzder told the

meeting that similar type of village will be launched in all other villages

of 66 Upazilas of eight districts in the division in order to produce safe

and secure milk, egg and meat like animal proteins after the farmers-level

best uses of modern technologies.

The initiative will contribute a lot towards livestock expansion and

rural nutrition improvement side by side with achieving the Sustainable

Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Office decoration and information display, digital information database,

online reporting, digital attendance and installation of closed circuit

camera are the main activities of the initiative.

Chief Guest Kazi Washi Uddin urged all the officials concerned and other

stakeholders to discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty to

supplement the government efforts of achieving the SDGs within the stipulated

time.

Appreciating the effort he expected the smart livestock concept will be

replicated to all upazilas throughout the country within the near future that

will contribute a lot towards boosting the country's livestock production

through reaching the digital services and modern technologies to the

grassroots farmers.

He also said the role of livestock sector is immense towards ensuring

food security along with meeting up the existing protein deficiency through

boosting milk, meat and egg production.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)