FARMERS TRAINING CENTRE, THIRUVARUR

Genesis
Started in a thatched rental building in 1999 at Ezhil Nagar, Tiruvarur, scaled through different phases and presently functioning in a permanent building from 03.10.2011 at Kurinchi Nagar, Tiruvarur.

Objectives

To bring progressive farmers up to date in the use of latest techniques in running intensive profitable livestock production enterprises such as Dairy, Poultry and Sheep.

  • Motivating and influencing the progressive farmers to develop entrepreneurship and to start farm enterprises using sound and commercial procedures.
  • To increase food production of animal origin such as milk, meat, and egg manifold through the training programme of farmers and farm youth as a means of promoting economic development and health of people in the state.

Infrastructure Available

A training hall well equipped with AV aids, Touch screen information Kiosk, Model fodder plots, Demo-Kits and a Mahindra Bolero Jeep.

Touch screen information Kiosk
Fodder Plot

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

A. CONDUCTING TRAINING PROGRAMS

(i). Regular On-campus training programs are being conducted on a regular basis on Dairy farming, Goat rearing, Poultry farming etc.,

Training on Dairy farming for
the registered applicants at FTC, Tiruvarur
Training on Poultry farming for
the registered applicants at FTC, Tiruvarur

(ii). Regular Off-campus training programs are being conducted on a problem specific and needy basis. Mainly arranged for the beneficiaries of NGOs and other Agencies promoting self-employment in AH farming sectors.

Training on Goat farming for
the RSETI Beneficiaries
Training on Livestock and Poultry farming for
the NGO Beneficiaries

(iii). Sponsored training programs are being jointly organized and conducted for the programs from NABARD, TNLDA, Dept. of AH, Dept. of Agriculture (ATMA), PuthuVaazhvuThittam etc.,

Training on Azolla production for the livestock and
poultry for the ATMA scheme beneficiaries
Training on Dairy farming for
the NABARD-CAT sponsored scheme beneficiaries
Training on Accelerated Fodder Development for
the DAH beneficiaries
Training on Artificial Insemination in Cattle for
the TNLDA sponsored scheme beneficiaries
Training on Thilapia Fish farming for the DBT-FCRI, Thoothukudi sponsored scheme beneficiaries
Training on Goat farming for the Puthu Vaazhvu Thittam
sponsored scheme beneficiaries

(iv). Government Schemes training programs especially for the beneficiaries of TN Govt. Priceless distribution of Cows/Goats, SPD – Scheme for the Poultry Development and NMPS - National Mission for Protein Supplementation.

Training on Goat farming for the beneficiaries of
TN Govt. Priceless distribution of Goats scheme
Training on Native Chicken Rearing for the beneficiaries of
TN Govt. Scheme on Poultry Development (SPD)

B. CONDUCTING EXHIBITIONS

are arranged on the side lines of special government programmes like UzhavarPeruvizha, Conservation of Umbalachery Cattle Breed etc.,

Agricultural Production Commissioner, Govt. of TN and the District Collector visiting the Exhibition stall arranged on the Occasion of Uzhavar Peru Vizha 2013 at Karuveppanchery
Minister of Fisheries, Govt. of TN and the District Collector
visiting the Exhibition stall arranged on the Occasion of Conservation of Umbalachery Cattle Breed at Umbalachery

C. AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS, MASS CONTACT PROGRAMME AND LIVESTOCK HEALTH CAMPS

are arranged for the benefit of farming community on special occasions to create awareness about the recent advances and technologies developed in livestock and Poultry sector that are to be adopted by the farmers for maximizing the production.

Pongal Vaara Vizha 2013
Pongal Vaara Vizha 2014

D. FARM VISITS

are being taken-up on a regular basis to disseminate recent technologies developed and specific interventions required in livestock and Poultry sector for containing the cost of productions and maximizing the income

M/s. Ravichandran Goat farm, Thirumeniyeri
M/s. Govindarajan Dairy farm, Valangaiman

E. EXPOSURE VISITS

are arranged for the sponsored programmes to understand the technical know-how present in the visiting farm and for getting hands-on training on important farm technologies and marketing the livestock and poultry products through value addition

Exposure Visit to the Trainees of SEP –
Self Employment Programme Course in a Goat Farm
Exposure Visit to the Trainees of NABARD sponsored training on
Dairy farming at ILFC, VCRI, Namakkal
Exposure Visit to the Trainees of NABARD sponsored training on Dairy farming at SBRS, Sandynalla, Ooty
Exposure Visit to the Trainees of NABARD sponsored training on Dairy farming at District Dairy Farm, Ooty

F. FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS

on various Livestock and Poultry farming techniques are taught to the trainees

Determination of Age in Goats
Brooding technique in a Poultry farm
Green fodder cultivation for the Livestock
Chopping of fodder by a Fodder cutting Machine for the livestock
Deworming in a Goat for the Puthu Vaazhvu Thittam beneficiaries
Deticking in a Goat for the Puthu Vaazhvu Thittam beneficiaries

TECHNICAL ADVISORY SERVICES are provided for the farmers through phone, SMS, email, and In-person at the office and at the farm.

TELEVISION AND RADIO TALK are recorded and broadcasted on season specific and problem oriented farming topics besides Self-employment opportunities available in livestock and poultry industry.

EDUCATION

  • One month duration self-employment course named "வெள்ளாடு வளர்ப்பு" of the DDE, TANUVAS has been offered at the centre for benefit of farming community.
  • "Village attachment and Industry visit" under Internship training program for BVSc& AH students
"Village attachment and Industry visit" to B.V.Sc. & AH students of Madras Veterinary College
under Internship training programme

RESEARCH

(i). Completed research schemes

  • A DBT sponsored pilot project on "Upliftment of Economic status of Rural Women through adoption of estrus synchronization and fixed – time breeding in dairy animals" has been completed successfully in 1000 dairy animals during 2003-2005 by the centre
Estrus synchronization programme in cows in a village and Training to
Tiruvarur district Vet. Asst. Surgeons on Estrus synchronization

(ii). On-going research schemes

  • A TANUVAS Research Corpus Fund sponsored project on "Profiling of Buffalo husbandry practices, production and reproduction disorders of buffaloes in Tiruvarur district" is going on since 29.10.2013.
Surveying on Buffalo Husbandry Practices at different villages of Tiruvarur district

TECHNOLOGIES TRANSFERRED

  • Azolla cultivation for livestock and poultry farmers.
  • Inclusion of TANUVAS mineral mixture in livestock feed to increase productivity and improve health status of farm animals.
  • Preparation methods of various value added milk products to Women Self Help Groups for self-employment and income generation.
  • Green fodder production to reduce the feed cost and to improve the productivity of farm animals.
  • Compound feed production for the livestock farmers.
  • Oral Pellet Vaccine for Ranikhet Disease of Desi-Chickens.
Preparation methods of various value added milk products
to Women Self Help Groups for self-employment and
income generation
Oral Pellet Vaccine for Ranikhet Disease of
Desi-Chickens

Salient Achievements

  • Since inception (1999) more than 150 farms have been started through training and motivating the small and medium entrepreneurs in Cattle, Sheep, Goat, Piggery and Poultry farming practices in Thiruvarur and Nagapattinam districts.

IMPACT

Samples of Farms started

Dairy farming : Mr.Ravichandran, Peralam
Goat farming : Mr.Jayaselvam, Ilavangarkudi
Poultry farming : Mr.Ravichandran, Thirumeniyeri
Piggery
Quail farming
Integrated Livestock farming : Mr.Ganesh Kamalakannan, Kothangudi

Faculty

Dr.M.Kathirchelvan Associate Professor and Head | 9443343975 | drmkadhir@gmail.com
Dr.V.Sujatha Assistant Professor | 8015615582 | drsujathavasu@gmail.com
Dr.A.Sheeba Assistant Professor | 9865524610 | drshebugolda@gmail.com

Contact

The Associate Professor and Head,
Farmers Training Centre,
Kurunji Nagar, Vilamal, Tiruvarur – 610004.
Phone No : +91-4366-226263
e-mail: ftctiruvarur@tanuvas.org.in