Dhamra Port (Odisha): Adani- Dhamra Port Corpotation Ltd. Bhadrak is a coastal district where agriculture is the predominant livelihood option along with livestock rearing and has opened an Integrated Livestock Centre (ILC) on Tuesday.

The ILC at Bijay Patna village in Karanpalli Gram Panchayat will cater service to Karanpalli, Panchutikri and Balimunda Gram Panchayats. Babuli Sethi, Sarapanch, Karanpalli, Dr. Rasmi Rekha Sethi- VS, Bansada, Dr. Santosh Kumar and Pankaj Singh- BAIF were present during the inauguration programme.

Launching an integrated livestock care and development programme in coordination with BAIF, Adani-DPCL has undertake breed development, fodder development and enhanced the milk production in the port perpheri areas.

In the first stage, in April 2019 the programme was started in three Gram Panchayats namely Dosinga, Kaithkhola and Karanjmal with two operational Integrated Livestock Development (ILD) centers.  The overall objective of the project is to uplift the economic status of the rural households by providing sustainable livelihood opportunities.

The specific objectives are creation of awareness among the farmers, about the socio-economic benefits by improving the local animals. We have already demonstrated 30 Hybrid Napier plots, 20 Azola Pots as a part of green fodder development.

In coming days, another ILC will be opened at Jagula; which will cover Jagula, Dhamra and Bansada GramPanchayats.