into being, with a vision. A vision that eschewed easy paths to
profitability and instead sought for ways to make a contribution
in eradicating rural poverty. It is a vision that led youth and
experience to branch out of the established avenues of venturing
into the Goat - Farming venture which laid the foundation of
GOAT FARMING BY "SELF"
" SELF Pvt. Ltd. " , formed and incorporated to earn
profits, is a commercially and professionally managed organization
with a mission in hand. The Directors understand the value of the
task ahead of them and carry it out efficiently.
SELF has chosen Corporate Goat Farming as its main line business
earning, thereby gaining the distinction of being the pioneering
company in this field. It is the first company to bring Goat
Rearing / Trading business under Corporate gamut hither - to known
to be as a sparsely unorganized sector.
TOPOGRAPHIC AND METEOROLOGICAL FEATURES
The first Goat Farm of SELF at Chargaon is spread on 500
acres of land with 5000 Goats of various breeds is 40 kms. away
from Nagpur on Nagpur - Katol road. It is nestled against
a hilly landscape with numerous small and big ravines and a lake
called Chandrabhaga Jalashaya on the opposite side. The place
is 310 meters above MSL at 79° , 10 longitude and 21° ,
0 latitude. Hence, the climatic condition is semiarid and the seasonal
between 7°C in Winter and 47°C in Summer. The annual rainfall
is 1000 mm. in monsoon season spread over 60 days. The quality of
the soil is comparatively low and the nature of the sub - soil is
murum. Water resources are in abundance fulfilled by bore wells,
dug wells, nalas and Jalashaya. These meet the requirement of agroforestry,
goat-houses, laboratories, dispensaries, residential quarters and
ECOLOGY AND WATER CONSERVATION
With the technical assistance of local Soil Department, the contours
have been developed to tap water and avoid loss and depletion. Three
bore wells with Submersible Pumps, one with 225 ft. and the other
two with 350 ft. deep provide adequate water resources. 3
pipe connections with the utility mechanism provide water to fields.
Additional resource of water is also being drawn from Chandrabhaga
Jalashaya through mechanism of lift irrigation from the Department
of Irrigation on a leasing arrangement for 18 years. Latest available
technology for sprinkling water through Italian rain guns &
mechanized methods by conventional means are being applied.
NURSERY AND PLANTATIONS
In order to develop agro-forestry and silvi pasture for goat
feed, nursery work was undertaken by procuring seeds of Heti,
Subabul, Babul, Ber, Apta, Neem, Hiwar, Maharukh, Pimpal, and Vilayati
Imli etc. Among the cultivated fodder's thorough irrigation,
Maize, Soyabeen, Mung, Cow pea, M.P Chari Sorghum, Dashrath Lucerne
and Barlseem are grown to meet the supplementary demand of fodder.
CONSTRUCTION OF AUXILIARY BUILDINGS
Fully equipped Laboratory , Medico Surgical Dispensary ,
Residential accommodation for Managers, Doctors and Supervisors
have been constructed and are in operation. Main and auxiliary
roads were constructed during the initial stage. Furnished Self
Institute of Goat Research and Training Center and the Hostel
with 32 rooms accommodating 64 trainees as well as Krishak Bhavan
are in existence.
PRECAUTION FOR HEALTH CARE
the animals under SELF are kept under strict physical regimen, such
as deworming and prophylactic vaccination against Enterotoxaemia
FMD, H.S, B.Q, as per the prescribed veterinary and maintenance
norms and requirements. Animal health control is done under the
supervision of highly Experienced and Qualified Veterinary Doctors.
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