Nov 15, 2022
BAIF Development Research Foundation/BAIF Livelihoods is implementing the Programme “Training of Youths & Scaling up Bovine Breeding Services through Establishment of 1,500 Multipurpose AI Technicians in Rural India (MAITRI)” with support from Odisha Livestock Resources Development Society (OLRDS). Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri. Naveen Patnaik presided over the MoU signing of this initiative in June 2022. Training of the 1st batch of 100 youth commenced at the Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Ltd. (OMFED)’s Training & Demonstration Centre (OMTDC), in Khurda, an accredited AI Training Institute in the State, on 15th November 2022. The inaugural session was graced by Shri. Ashish Chandra Sinha, Managing Director, OMFED and Dr. Lokanath Behera, Chief Executive Officer, OLRDS, as Guests of Honour.
The esteemed guests impressed upon the youth, the importance of this training in providing quality bovine breeding and allied services to dairy farmers while ensuring gainful skilled self-employment. Shri. G.P. Sahu, Additional Chief Programme Executive, BAIF, elaborated the Programme objectives towards developing the dairy sector in the State.
Dr. J.K. Patnaik, DGM, OMFED, Dr. Biswaranjan Tripathy, Nodal Officer, OMTDC, Dr. Harapriya Das, Manager, OMTDC, Dr. Prasanta Das (Retd. Joint Director), Dr. B.N. Sahoo (Retd. CDVO), Dr. Santosh Kumar, Associate Programme Manager, BAIF and Shri. Ramakrushna Sahoo, District Programme Officer, BAIF were present on this occasion. Ms. Manisha Sahu, Senior HR Associate, BAIF, welcomed the dignitaries and the participants.