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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 920-927
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.107


Utilization of Unutilized Land on Development of a Demonstration Plot for Rotational Grazing of Black Bengal Goats on Zero to Negligible Budget
R. Bhar1, D.C. Roy2*, M. Ghosh3, G.P. Mandal2, S. Naskar1, T.K. Biswas1, D. Mandal1, P.S. Banerjee1, B. Koli4 and P. Biswas2
1ICAR-IVRI Eastern Regional Station, Kalyani, Nadia, W.B, India
2West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, India
3ICAR-ERS NDRI, Kalyani, Nadia, W.B, India
4Regional Fodder Station, Kalyani, Nadia, W.B, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Underutilization of some lands at organised and unorganised sectors is often observed. Utilization of assets at farmers’ door needs household or hired manpower. An attempt has been made to utilize a portion of unutilized lands without any extra monitory inputs. The land was developed (Fig 1) through successive cumulative activities in four phases, (1) peoples participatory motivational programme through Swachh Bharat Mission: cleaning of the land to make ourselves happier, (2) time to time sprinkling water for the germination and growth of doob grass (Cynodondactylon) along with the other naturally growing grass, (3) fencing of the land on dividing into six plots of 1.37kathas, each; (4) studies on palatability of naturally grown grasses. Rotational grazing land was developed on utilization of the existing manpower through motivational programme on creating self-help group personnel. Moreover, different consumable articles [viz., bamboos, kanchis/spikes, moringa (sajan), mulberry branches and Tinosporaetc] available within the working environment were utilized, without any monitory expenditure. Different palatable grasses (Crab, Knot, Sursuri /Smut, Finger / hairy crab and Dhoob/Bermuda grass) and herbs (Note sak, Kata note, Borokerui, Graceful pouzol weed/kulkuri and Danta/alligator weed) were naturally grown. Thus, unutilized/underutilized land in organised and unorganised set up could be utilized on application of such model for addressing the livelihood security of under employed youths. Integrated goat husbandry with negligible inputs, seems to be one of the viable alternatives for addressing the livelihood security of landless to marginal farmers.


Keywords: Zero budget, Rotational grazing, Black Bengal goat
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Bhar, R., D.C. Roy, M. Ghosh, G.P. Mandal, S. Naskar, T.K. Biswas, D. Mandal, P.S. Banerjee, B. Koli and Biswas, P. 2019. Utilization of Unutilized Land on Development of a Demonstration Plot for Rotational Grazing of Black Bengal Goats on Zero to Negligible Budget.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 920-927. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.107