Training & Capacity Building Program for Women in Dairy Farming

  • On 27th September 2021, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has launched a country-wide training and capacity building program for women in dairy farming.
  • It is an endeavour to empower rural women and make them financially independent.
  • The Commission is collaborating with agricultural universities across India to identify and train women associated with dairy farming and allied activities in different aspects such as value addition, quality enhancement, packaging and marketing of dairy products among others.
  • The first program under the project was organized on ‘Value Added Dairy products’ for women SHG groups at Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar, Haryana in association with Haryana State Rural Livelihood Mission.
  • NCW aims to help women farmers and Self Help Groups through scientific training and a series of practical ideas to effectively conduct extension activities in the dairy farming sector. The Commission will provide training to women for enhancing their business and encouraging them towards entrepreneurship.
  • NCW will also select trainers who will further train women entrepreneurs, women-run milk-cooperative societies, women self-help groups, etc.
  • NCW aims to create a sustainable and replicable district level model in the dairy sector which can be further adopted in the dairy farming regions of the country.