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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 673-678

Purpose of Livestock Rearing and Economic Benefit Gained by the Farmers of Indo-Bangladesh Border Areas of Dhubri District of Assam
Liakot Hussain1*, K.K. Saharia1, L. Bora1, I.U. Sheikh2, D.C. Mili3, Sanghamitra Kalita4 and S. Payeng1
1Department of Extension Education, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati-781022, India
2F.V.Sc & A.H, SKUAST-Kashmir, Shuhama, India
3Department of Livestock Production and Management, CVSc, AAU, Khanapara, India
4Department of Poultry Science, CVSc, AAU, Khanapara, India
*Corresponding author

The study was conducted in the Indo-Bangladesh border areas of South SalmaraMankachar Sub-Division of Dhubri District, Assam with a two phased data collection procedure to know the purpose of rearing livestock by the farmers. A pre-tested, reliable and valid interview schedule was used for data collection. Data were collected by the researcher personally. After data analysis, it was found that majority of the respondents’ livestock rearing purposes were for economic purposes followed by agricultural purpose and for own consumption of produces. It was found that highest number of respondents (8.89 per cent) reared livestock to be sold at maturity while followed by use of agricultural purposes mainly for draft and manure (7.52 per cent) and personal consumption of milk /egg etc. (7.39 per cent). A maximum of Rs. 30,000/- per year was obtained by the farmers from buffaloes against lifetime expenditure Rs. 1,500/- per animal while in cattle it was Rs. 4,000/- per head per year against lifetime expenditure Rs. 1,200/- per animal.

Keywords: Border areas, Purpose, Livestock rearing, Economic benefit

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Liakot Hussain, K.K. Saharia, L. Bora, I.U. Sheikh, D.C. Mili, Sanghamitra Kalita and Payeng, S. 2018. Purpose of Livestock Rearing and Economic Benefit Gained by the Farmers of Indo-Bangladesh Border Areas of Dhubri District of Assam.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 673-678. doi:
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