Impact on socio-economic status of tribals in aburoad, Rajasthan after induction of the improved goat farming practices
This study was conducted as per the MOU with MPOWER, Aburoad to study the socio-economic assessment of improved goat farming in 6 adopted villages vis., Siyawa, Meen, Taleti, Jambudi, Deri and Surpagla of block Abu road Dist.Sirohi, Rajasthan. Out of total 709 tribal goat rearers a totalof 60 goat farmers were selected which were all Goat Breeder Livestock Groups(GBLG), Self-helpgroups of tribal’s in MPOWER project component worked upon by PRADAN NGO. The study was undertaken after conducting transfer of technology programme on different improved goat production practices in above adopted villages. Majority of the selected respondent’s goat farmers learnt more skill on use of mangers followed by use of vaccine like, PPR, ET, FMD etc., proper housing management for keeping goats, use of salt, Deworming of goats, feeding of colostrums’ to kids in time, keeping improved bucks, plantation/keeping fodder trees/grasses, use of mineral mixture, dipping of goats to control ectoparasite etc. Goat has been a ready cash riding dependence on high cost private credit, increased share of income from goat to family’s total income, increase profit/goat/annum, increased awareness about commercial goat farming and its advantages, increased access to goat milk for family consumption and increase in employment generation through goats reported by the 100, 100,90, 93.33, 86.66 and 100% selected respondent’s goat farmers as socio-economic indicators respectively. Similarly, bicycle, construction of house and goat shed, television/radio, scooter/motor cycle, jewellery, children education and mobile phone reported by the 100, 100,90, 93.33, 86.66 and 100% selected respondents goat farmers as status of family’s assets, respectively.