The motive behind setting up the research centre was to encourage farmers to opt for animal husbandry and dairy professions, Balbir Singh Sidhu, minister for animal husbandry, dairy development and fisheries said.
He was presiding over a meeting held to review the progress on the setting up of the centre.
Sidhu said the Punjab government, in its maiden budget, had earmarked Rs 20 crore for the establishment of a buffalo research centre at Patti, district Tarn Taran. However, during a meeting, it was decided that the centre would start its operation from Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at village Booh, he said.
The centre would be affiliated with Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, he said.
Farmers would be imparted training on the animal husbandry and dairy farming with latest available technology at the centre, he said. Sidhu said he would visit Booh on June 25.
The Punjab government and Guru Anagad Dev University would jointly arrange a gathering of progressive farmers at Booh, where they would share experiences and techniques with the others who wish to opt for animal husbandry and dairy farming profession, Sidhu said.
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