Dairy Farmer/Entrepreneur (QP: AGR/Q502)
Name of Course:
The dairy industry in India has been on a steady path of progression since Indian independence. India is the world’s largest milk producer and accounts for 20% of global milk production, with most of it consumed domestically. Growing at about 10% annually, the Indian dairy industry is predominantly controlled by the unorganized sector. The per capita availability of milk in India stands at 289.4 grams per day and is expected to reach 336 grams per day in FY2017. The Centrally sponsored Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) promotes setting up of modern dairy farms for production of clean milk, heifer calf rearing, bringing structural changes in the unorganized sector and generating self- employment.
The course shall equip successful trainees with the knowledge and skills required for viable and sustainable management of dairy farms to ensure production of high quality milk. They shall be trained on ensuring animal wellbeing and comfort, enhancing the productivity of dairy animals, supplying feed and water, hand and machine milking, marketing of milk, conserving forage, entrepreneurship and maintaining health and safety of workers.
Desirable Personal Traits:
· Compassion for animals
· Good stamina and physical fitness
· Good eyesight and observation ability
· Ability to work independently
Job prospects: Dairy Farmer, Dairy Entrepreneur
150 hours of internship in dairy farms
Assessment and Certification:
Continuous assessment is carried out by the Training Service Provider and final assessment by an independent assessor, assigned by the Sector Skill Council. Certificate will be issued by Government of Kerala and the Sector Skill Council, to successful trainees.
· Students enrolled in Plus One in any stream;/Students enrolled in 1st year of Bachelor’s Degree course in any stream;
· Students who have successfully completed ‘Aptitude Test’ and ‘Personal Interview’