Skill development is not merely meant for farmers and entrepreneurs. It is also about having the needed skills among field practitioners. For instance, the main purpose of veterinary education is development of appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes among veterinarians. But are we doing enough to develop the much needed skills required for field veterinarians? Lack of clarity on the different types of skills to be developed and absence of adequate infrastructure for skill development have led to poor skill development among veterinarians and this needs to change, argues Dr S V N Rao.
Professor S V N Rao is Head, Division of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension at the Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (RAGACOVAS), Pondicherry, email: firstname.lastname@example.org