Pashu Sakhi Project

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    • The doctor didis (friend of the animals) creating social capital in rural Jharkhand under the Pashu Sakhi project.

    About Pashu Sakhi project

    • Pashu Sakhi is a Community Animal care Service Provider (CASP) which will enable the last mile coverage in rural areas where clinical services for livestock are not available on time or are expensive to afford for the rural poor. 
    • The project was conceived under the National Rural Livelihood Mission, with the objective of building a line of community resource persons.
      • The World Bank funds it.
    • The pashu Sakhi model under JOHAR had been selected by the UN’sFood and Agriculture Organization and the International Food Policy Research Institute as one of the top eight global best practice models for farmer service delivery.
    • Features: Sakhi project that trains village women in basic livestock care, has changed the way that women are seen as well as how domestic animals are reared
      • They advise farmers about health check-ups for their livestock, vaccinations, de-worming, hygiene, breeding, feeding, and the management of animal waste.

    Source:TH