Buchkewadi - Model of Community Led Village Development
  • Ensuring Fodder Security By Protecting Vegetation

Animal Husbandry

Introducing alternate and useful practices has brought a fair degree of adequacy for the residents

Buchkewadi village being a semi-arid zone always faced water and fodder shortage. Animals were hardly looked upon as means of earning income. Most of the domestic animals were of local breed and the milk production had become very limited. The region was deficient in green fodder and people could not afford to buy it for the cows, buffalos and goats. These animals were left freely for grazing in and around the village. This used to result in unrestricted grazing in the forest as well as farms.

The health and management of these animals was another neglected issue. Rearing such unproductive animals had become a burden for the villagers. They could neither earn from the existing cattle nor invest in new productive animals.

Tree felling activities were rampant, which resulted in the increase of wasteland around the village. The wood from the trees was used as fuel for cooking purpose.

In general, there was a lack of focused approach. People were not aware of the potential income opportunities through animal husbandry.

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