LEH: Animal Husbandry Department Leh, in collaboration with National Research Centre on Yak (NRC-Yak) Dirang conducted a Schedule Tribe Component Program on Scientific Yak Husbandry at Hanle on November 8.
Director ASHD&F, Principal Scientist, Dr. Mehdi and Dr. Paul of NRC-Yak Dirang, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Leh, Sarpanch, Numbardar and Yak herders from Nyoma Block graced the event. Yak herders were addressed on importance of scientific Yak husbandry, diversification and value addition of yak milk and fiber products for boosting Yak based economy in the region.
During the program, Yak herders were also made aware on fodder cultivation and conservation technologies for enhancing Yak production.
Further to motivate the young herders Yak based eco-tourism and organic Yak product marketing was advised with the changing life style and demands of tourism.
The program concluded with distribution of tarpaulins, solar lamps, gum boots, raincoats, mineral mixture and medicines to 100 Yak herders from Nyoma Block.
- December 5, 2023