SHGs trained to test milk quality

The purpose of this training was to expose entrepreneurs to aspects of milk quality, quality control testing and the importance of clean milk production.

The purpose of this training was to expose entrepreneurs to aspects of milk quality, quality control testing and the importance of clean milk production.

Members of self-help groups in the region participated in a two-day women’s entrepreneurship training program on milk quality and quality testing recently organized by the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (RIVER). The event was funded by the District Rural Development Agency under the Pondicherry State Rural Livelihoods Mission. According to a press note from RIVER, the purpose of this training was to expose female entrepreneurs to aspects of milk quality, quality control testing and the importance of clean milk production in order to produce milk. quality milk thereby improving their livelihoods and economy and also safeguarding the health of consumers. The training program attracted 32 livelihood group members belonging to self-help groups of Villianur and Ariankuppam Block Development Office from different parts of Pondicherry including Villianur, Setharapet, Manavely, Sembiyapaliyam and Thondamanatham. The training included a series of lectures, group discussions, interaction with members, presentation of case studies and practical demonstration on milk quality, nutritional values ​​and different quality control tests. Experts also looked at topics such as clean milk production, milk-borne diseases, milk adulteration, the role of regulatory bodies in ensuring quality such as FSSAI, BIS, AGMARK and the role of milk in safeguarding health and animal handlers’ milk quality testing. Rishita Gupta, Director of the State Mission and Director of the Project, who was the main guest, presented the certificates to the participants. V. Sejian, Dean of RIVER, V. Bhanu Rekha, Professor and Head of Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, RIVER, VJ Ajay Kumar, Professor, P. Lakshmanan, SAP cum SPM, V. Bavani, Resource Manager Livelihood Farm, DRDA and Mr. Nithya Quintoil, Assistant Professor, RIVER, were among those who participated.

About Hector Hedgepeth

Check Also

Want to be a veterinarian? Here’s what you need to know

This is Science Week, a week-long event held in Ireland every November, celebrating science in …