Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Subedar Yadav is a dairy farmer in Maudha village of Gazipur district of Uttar Pradesh, located on the border of Azamgarh district receiving cattle breeding services from BAIF’s Vizapur centre of Lalganj block in Azamgarh district. The livestock in this village is...
From the Dark Shadows of Poverty

From the Dark Shadows of Poverty

I am Suresh Gopinath Khaire. During the worst drought in 1972, my parents migrated to Urulikanchan. After studying upto Standard V, I joined BAIF as a farm labourer and started learning about the benefits of crossbred cows I purchased a heifer from my savings and she...
Change of Fortune

Change of Fortune

Mina Rao from Nandapur village, Koraput district of Odisha, owned two nondescript cows which were able to yield only 3 to 4 litres of milk per day. After availing of the crossbreeding service of the cattle development centre at Hikimput, his fortunes changed. His milk...
Champion Woman Dairy Farmer

Champion Woman Dairy Farmer

Sushma Lakda, a woman dairy farmer from Kudu Navatoli, Lohardaga, Jharkhand, narrated her experience in maintaining a herd of 20 cows who yield 80-100 litres of milk every day enabling her to pursue the engineering studies of two of her sons and daughter in the...
Blazing a New Trail

Blazing a New Trail

Vijaya Rani, an AI technician, operating a franchised cattle development centre in Chanamuthyreddy Gudern village in Atmakur Mandal, Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh since 2003, was conferred the “Women Achievers’ Award” by the Times Foundation, Delhi, in...
Harvest of Hope

Harvest of Hope

Jayantibhai Chimanbhai Patel’s farm in Kesargam village in Bharuch district of Gujarat was no different from many others in the vicinity. He grew cotton and pigeon pea with traditional irrigation system. He then heard about the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), at...