Maharashtra: Goat farming fast emerges as alternative

  • | Wednesday | 15th May, 2019

In the drought-prone areas of Maharashtra, goat farming and rearing is fast emerging as a sustainable option. Additionally, the insurance rules in goat mortalities during rearing are harsh, which further reduces profitability," explains Sumedh Sthul, Goat rearing consultant. In Narala, around 168 farmers are taking up goat rearing as a supportive vocation. Over the last 7-8 years, the Maharashtra State Rural Livelihood Mission in conjunction with UP's Goat Trust of India (GTI) has built centers in Wardha, Jalna and Beed to train farmers in goat rearing. Experts have also opined that a fresh look is required at rearing goats."

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