A different content available in Malayalam and Hindi
We, the participants of the Conference “Native livestock breeds for the future of mankind” that was organised on 7th and 8th July, 2012 at Hosanna mount in Bharananganam, Kottayam, Kerala, by the Vechur Cattle Conservation Trust with the support from National Biodiversity Authority Chennai discussed, exchanged information and reviewed trends around indigenous livestock breeds and arrived at the following conclusions: 1. Considering that in India livestock is the main source of livelihood for the rural poor, with marginal farm households (≤1.0h hectare of land) owning more than half of country’s cattle and buffalo, and more than 80% of its sheep and goats, 2. Noting that most of the livestock related tasks are performed by women who succinctly express a preference for easy-to-manage and resilient local livestock breeds, 3. Reviewing the evidence from National Sample Surveys which indicates that the average milk yields of native cattle and buffalo breeds is gradually increasing due to livestock keepers’ own interventions and without outside support , while those from cross-breeds are hovering at around 6 kg, despite massive financial investments by the government over five decades, 4. Being mindful of the fact that according to recent extensive surveys by the Rainfed Livestock Network, livestock throughout India continues to depend majorly on Common Property Resources (village commons, forest, revenue land) as well as crop by-products, while purchased feed plays a minor role,
Continue reading Traditional Cows
An one man strike in front of milma by Jeeman Karadi with his Cow and calf to get justice to farmers in Kerala beyond Party Politics. Former Governor MM Joseph inaugurated the strike. Former Speaker M Vijaykumar visted him and pledged his support. His demand on the procedure of milk collection on transparency is need of the hour. 70% of milk is brought my Milma from other states. Thus the benefits of price increase will not get to the Dairy farmers in Kerala. Milma will increase milk price first and afterwards they will rise the price of feed. It is beneficial to other Stats only. Farmers are cheated by the SNF and Fat for price calculation. It is the duty of Milma to promote the traditional cows in maximum houses to avoid the import of milk from other states. Cow dung have an important role in waste management. The licencing procedure for a dairy above 5 cows is an obstruction for small scale dairy farmers. The co-operation of State Govt, Animal husbandry dept, KLDBB Board and Milma can save the dairy farmers in Kerala. Let the consumer get the same quality collected by the Milma after pasteurization. Mixing milk powder is a crime. A video in Malayalam available as under with out editing the content.
The data updated as per Vol 36 of 2013 published by the Rubber Board as monthly rubber statistics.
Total availability by adding opening stock, Production and Import can’t tally the balance stock by subtracting Consumption and Export with out a MISSING figure. This missing figure is the reason for the price fluctuation which is for the Economic loss to India. Visual grading system permits the dealers to purchase on lower grade to sell it on higher grade and price with enormous profit. Low priced import with out anti-dumping duty will destroy the domestic Industries who are purchasing Rubber from domestic market including VAT. Rubber Board is responsible for the mathematical error in Rubber Statistics.
Yet the answers are quite clear: humans are unknowingly exposed to far too many chemicals on their food, in their water, their clothes – even when buying a new car. That new car smell? Major cancer causing chemicals that have been used to treat the new leather and the rugs in that new car. And people get in and snort it like they smelled a bouquet of flowers.
Food sprayed with chemicals to make them last? Preservatives. At one time, you could not patent food. Yet we now have a patented soybean. Just so Monsanto can profit. This fooling around and injecting chemicals in food has got to stop! Read More >>>
National Research Programme on Plantation Development (NRPPD)
Read this in Malayalam which is more fluent to handle.
I was a stakeholder participated in the discussion on Rubber Growers group. Unfortunately non of my points included in the presentation by Sri Siby Monipally. The Audio available as a Video Clip in Youtube with the presentation of Sri Siby Monipally and Adv Lalajibabu.
My points are:-
1. Join hand with workforce, growers, dealers and the manufacturers.
(i) Start from workforce. An electronic device must be invented by the Rubber Research Institute to detect the quality of latex. The result must control on tapping intervals. So that non of the grower can blame the Tapper. Benefit from this will be better yield from rubber trees for a long duration and re-planting can be reduced.
(ii) Rubber growers have to process quality rubber sheets to boost the Indian economy. BICP is calculating the cost of manufacturing and publish the same on sites. Rubber Board have to publish Cost of Production on their site.
(iii) Dealers must display Grade wise sheets approved by the Rubber Board with daily price. The old aged visual grading system permits the dealer on low priced purchase at lower grade and sell them at higher grade and price which is harmful to grower and manufacturer. Solution is a technical computerised grading system must be introduced for the purchase and sale on same grade.
(iv) Manufacturers must interact with farmers groups through Rubber Producer Societies on the requirements on quality and supply. It will help to avoid price fluctuations in the market.
2. Rubber Board must be transparent to join hands with each other.
(i) Mathematical error in Indian Rubber Statistics must be stopped urgently.
(ii)The reduced figure of balance stock is an evidence of irregularities.
(iii) Rubber Board have all details of Export. The export with name of exporter, date, quantity, price and destination must be published on line to avoid low priced export.
(iii) Research Institute have to pay attention on physiological order of a rubber tree to maintain the health of a tree and to avoid diseases like brown bast.
(iv) As per the innovation of Dr. L. Thankamma with the grant from Center is in confusion. Provide technical evidence of the direction of the flow of latex within the bark.
(v) Don’t permit the media to publish daily prices which is not available on the site of Rubber Board.
3. Govt of India have to provide the situation to join hands with each other related with Rubber including synthetic, natural and reclaimed rubber
(i) Take action on low priced Export and Import below Domestic Price
(ii) Anti-dumping duty must be implemented on low price import to save Growers, Dealers and small scale Industries.
(iii) Provide tapper training to the work force from North Eastern States and permit them to work on Estates in Kerala. It will help them to go back home with a job in his own State.
(iv) Verify the agreements permits “Nil duty” import of raw materials through neighboring Countries. Ref: http://atmaindia.org/RTA.htm