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What Drives Transitions in Milk Productivity?

The trend in milk productivity and its association with breed improvement, feeding and animal husbandry practices, and effi ciency in dairy farming at the household level are examined using the representative cost of cultivation surveys in Punjab. Although milk yield at the farm level is rising due to the increasing adoption of cross-bred cattle and changing composition of animal rations, evidence is found to support the argument to popularise cross-bred technology for realising a higher milk yield. However, the rising trend in milk yield coexists with declining effi ciency levels in milk production.

Rural Telecast for Development-An Impressionistic Model

Rural Telecast for Development An Impressionistic Model N P Singh P M Shingi Intensive studies are under way to explore the technical feasibility of using space communication alongside of conventional television stations for rural development. This paper seeks to analyse the nature of our existing rural programmes on television in their historical perspective and to examine the ways and means by which they can be improved.
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