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Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner (2013)

STUDY ON CAMEL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN BIKANER DISTRICT OF RAJASTHAN

UMED SINGH

Titre : STUDY ON CAMEL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN BIKANER DISTRICT OF RAJASTHAN

Auteur : UMED SINGH

Université de soutenance : Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner

Grade : Master of Veterinary Science (Livestock Production Management) 2013

Résumé partiel
The present investigation was conducted in arid region of Bikaner district of Rajasthan. Two tehsils Bikaner and Sri Dungargarh were selected. From each tehsil, four villages were selected randomly and from each village fifteen camel keepers were selected thus making a sample of 120 camel keepers. The study revealed that majority of camel keepers 95.83 per cent belong to Hindu religion, whereas 64.17 per cent camel keepers belong to backward caste and 54.17 per cent respondents live in nuclear families. The family size of surveyed respondents was more than 5 members in 64.17 per cent families and 54.17 per cent respondents were in 35-60 years age group. Overall 63.33 per cent camel keepers were illiterate. The main source of irrigation was tube wells for 64.17 per cent respondents. Overall 53.33 per cent camel keepers were get media information. Majority of camel keepers at 67.50 per cent were depends on Agriculture and Animal Husbandry as an occupation. Survey results indicated that overall 97.50 per cent respondents were land holders. Maximum camel keepers at 50.83 per cent earned annual income from camel rearing occupation was recorded as Rs. 20000-50000 and again 50.83 per cent respondents got overall income Rs.30000-80000. Survey revealed that maximum operations like feeding, grazing/browsing, milking, sale of animals, care of young stock, breeding, care of sick animals, control of ecto-parasites, control of endo-parasites, ploughing and carting were carried out at 47.50, 74.16, 88.33, 94.17, 44.17, 81 95.83, 60.83, 67.50, 89.17, 92.50 and 76.67 per cent, respectively by men whereas, only cleaning operations in majority was performed (59.17 per cent) by female members of family. Results show that the role of womens and children in camel management was observed to assist men to complete the operations. Most of the camel keepers at 67.50 per cent housed their camels in house attached to their residence and had not constructed any type of shed (97.50%) with no boundary wall (79.17%) and no floor (84.17%) with not using any roofing material (95.84%). Most of the camel keepers did not have water trough (97.50), and feeding manger (56.67%) in camel houses.

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