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DARI

DESHA AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (DARI)

DESHA Agricultural Research Institute (DARI) located at the Fakirabaad, Keupur, Kushtia. It’s a 25 minutes’ drive away from the main town of Kushtia. This beautiful farm has been built on about 6 bighas of land. There is no way to understand from the outside, this integrated farm is being operated in such a beautiful and pleasant environment inside. Cows and bulls are eating in a row. There are almost extinct Bengal goats. Different species of fish are being farmed in Bio-flock method. Biogas is being generated through cow dung and hence the demand for electricity is being met through generators. The whole farm has a touch of modernization. Inside the shed, there is a separate section for each cow in a hygienic way that keeps them apart from fighting each other. There are separate arrangements for bathing, reproduction and treatment. In this way, Desha Agricultural Research Institute continues to meet the demand for meat and milk by rearing cows in an improved nd natural way. The institute has set up by Desha, a non-governmental voluntary organization in the remote village of Fakirabad of Kushtia district. Originally, the construction work of this integrated farm started during the Covid-19 outbreak period with the sincere efforts of the Executive Director of the organization Md. Robiul Islam.

 

 

At present more than 200 cows are being reared on the farm for fattening and milk production. For this farm, different species of grass are being cultivated in about 10 bighas of own land. It can be seen that the farm has 1 veterinary doctor, 1 agriculture officer, 1 fishery officer besides paravets, laborers and adequate caretakers for round-the-clock maintenance. There are laboratories, training centers for quality control; Where training of various corporate organizations including marginal farms is conducted. Desha Agricultural Research Institute will make a significant contribution to the socio-economic development of the region through transforming good livestock practice (GLP) techniques among its beneficiaries and fair market marketing by expanding its scope in the future said Md. Robiul Islam, Executive Director of the Institute.