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

Increase in the number of productive animals has facilitated various commercial activities and improved income of the farmers. A new dairy has become operational in the village itself providing various avenues of income generation.

The following table draws focus to the changing animal husbandry scenario in the Buchkewadi village. One can see an increase in the number of productive animals.

Increase in Productive animals

Effective management through regular measures and health check-ups has helped the villagers to use animals as an income source and also to preserve the environment.

Impact of interventions undertaken in the village are presented in the table given below –

Sr. No. Livestock Before Interventions After Interventions
1 Bullock 276 292
2 Buffaloes 152 204
3 Cross bred-cows 84 126
4 Indigenous cows 189 63
5 Goats 560 280

Increase in fodder availability

Fodder availability before and after intervention is presented in the table below -

Sr. No. Source Before Intervention After Intervention
Area (ha) Total Yearly Prod’n (ton) Area (ha) Total Yearly Prod’n (ton)
Kharif 272.90 153.07 530.00 323.00
Rabi 264.51 86.02 447.00 156.00
From Forest land 248.67 303.38 248.67 380.00
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