Augmenting Quality and Relevance of Higher Agricultural Education through Enhanced Learning Outcome and Entrepreneurship Development 

  • Dr. M. B. Chetti delivering the inaugural address

The National Webinar training on ‘Bio-Waste Management’ was organized on 27-07-2020 for the faculty and students of Agricultural and Veterinary Universities from different parts of the country with the objectives to sensitise students and faculty of Agricultural and Veterinary Universities about the importance of waste management, segregation of waster and methods used for disposal, introduction to the rules and regulations governing bio-waste management and  entrepreneurial opportunities in livestock waste management.

The National Webinar was inaugurated by Dr. M. B. Chetti, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad & Team Leader, ICAR-NAHEP-IDP of UAS,Dharwad. He empathised the role of all the stake holders and community in converting waste into value added products and also to create better environment for us and future generations. He underlined the importance of ‘Swatch Bharath’ the flag ship programme of GoI which is important for ‘healthy nation’. Mrs. Gayatri, R, Vice President of EHS Consultants, presented her talk on “Bio-waste management, How and Why”. She deliberated on different types of bio-waste that are generated, importance of their segregation and different methods of their disposal. Professor Upendra, Dept of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary College, Bengaluru explained about ‘Bio-medical Waste’. He explained about various regulations involved in the bio-medical waste management and the importance of proper disposal under current circumstances. Dr. Md. Nadeem Fairoze, Professor (Retired) and Dean (Post Graduate Studies (Fmr)) explained about the entrepreneurial opportunities available in livestock waste management.

A total number of 574 faculty and students from more than 40 Universities from 21 states of India participated in the webinar. This webinar was organized by Dr. Anil Kumar G.K., Dr. A.S. Patil and Dr, Bhageerathi from the Dept of Animal Sciences, Dr. P. U. Krishnaraj Principal Investigator of NAHEP-IDP, Dr. Ashalatha, Assoc.Co-cordinator and Dr.JyotiVastrad, Nodal Officer (Environment Safeguards) were present during the programme.