1. Community Development Program
ARF Institute for Animal Husbandry and Entrepreneurship Development
To promote entrepreneurship among rural youth, ARF started providing training on scientific dairy farming and artificial insemination (AI) in year 2007. In last 10 years, life of many rural youth has changed. After training, these youths are providing animal health care service in their village and earning livelihood of Rs. 7000-1000 per month. Trainees interacting with animal health experts at ARF Training Centre
In year 2017-18, Team ARF successfully trained 2 batch of total 21 entrepreneurs for 3 month each in the area of dairy farming & artificial insemination. Students from Lupin Foundation and local farming community were given field training, practical exposure along with field visits at NDRI Karnal and Vita Milk plant, Rohtak.
2.2 Animal Health and Breed Improvement Centre
ARF Animal Health and breed improvement center is dedicated to provide animal health services at Sonepat District of Haryana. In FY 2019-20 , total 632 cases of diseases in animal were treated. For breed improvement, total 1152 Artificial insemination in Cows (573 nos.) and Buffaloes (579 nos.)
ARF Vetrinarian carrying out the Artificoal insemination (AI) at villages of Haryana
To provide animal health services in remote villages, 48 Animal Health Camps in different villages of nearby area were organized and 590 cases were treated. The analysis revealed that the key areas of cases were Anoestrus – 331 animals, Artificial insemination & pregnancy diagnosis – 159 animals and other cases – 100 animals.
2.3 Empowering rural population through NABARD supported Kisan Clubs
To inculcate scientific thinking in the farmers regarding agriculture and its subsidiary occupation, Farmer Club is the great platform. ARF is playing key role in formation of Kisan Club in Haryana. It offers a platform to the farmers for discussing them oblems and finding solution collectively.
ARF Rural Development team intercting with farmers of Kisan club
Till 31st March 2018, ARF formed 132 Kisan Clubs with support of NABARD. In FY 2017-18, total 46 meeting of farmer clubs were organized. This financial year, data of 68 farmer clubs from Sonepat district and 44 farmer clubs from Panipat district were digitized on Krishak Sarthi portal.
To train the farmers of Kisan clubs, ARF has taken many intiatives to train farmers and increase their awareness for profitable agri practices. For field exposure of farmers, ARF had organized many exposure visits of farmers to Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Mushroom Growing Farms, farmer fairs, industrial exposure and Symposiums etc.
Exposure visit of Farmers club members
Women empowerment through Self Help Groups
ARF believe that development of society is incomplete without development of women. To empower women of Haryana, NABARD had sanctioned project of 50 SHGs formation in Panipat district. Out of 50 SHGs, 17 SHG's were linked with banks where women in groups deposit their monthly saving. ARF also organized workshops for developing leadership quality among women.